25-year-old Richmond man charged with attempted murder; second suspect at large

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RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Police Department made an arrest in connection with a shooting that took place in late June, on Harwood Street.

Jimmie W. Hammond III, 25, of the 3900 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was arrested in Chesterfield County on July 8 and charged with two felonies, attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Around 2:45 p.m. on June 30, two off-duty RPD officers heard shots fired along Harwood Street and responded.

An adult female, who was driving near the intersection of Harwood Street and Rosecrest Avenue, was shot and sideswiped a parked vehicle before stopping in the 1500 block of Harwood Street. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives believe robbery was the motive in the shooting.

“Hammond’s arrests puts us one step closer to clearing this case,” said Sergeant Kim Mooney with the Major Crimes Unit. “However, we are asking for the community’s help to locate a second suspect who was seen fleeing from the shooting scene in a gold-colored sedan.”

The second suspect is described as a 5’6”-5’7” tall, black male with a chubby build, short haircut and a thin beard. At the time of the incident, he wore a gray shirt and jeans. He was seen fleeing the scene in a gold or champagne-colored Nissan Maxima.

Anyone with any information about this case or the identity of the second suspect is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Janet Mills at (804) 646-6734 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.

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