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Richmond man wanted in connection to Ginter Park homicide

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RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a Richmond man wanted in connection with an August homicide in Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood.

Bernardo L. Jones Sr., 20, is wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The charges are in relationship to the shooting death of Desmond L. Holmes, 32, on August 21, 2016.

Police are looking for Bernardo L. Jones

Police are looking for Bernardo L. Jones

Officers were called to the 3900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a person down. When they arrived to the scene they found Holmes down and unresponsive in the parking lot of an apartment building.

Holmes suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chamberlayne Avenue death

Jones is described as a black male, 6’ tall, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees him is asked to call police immediately.

In September, Demontrell C. Hurdle, 30, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the case.

Demontrell C. Hurdle

Demontrell C. Hurdle

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 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 http://www.7801000.com.

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