Father killed in late-night shooting, no suspect info yet

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RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Police are investigating a homicide in the 5800 block of Orcutt Lane.

Police responded to a call for random gunfire around 11 p.m. and found one male shot.

Police identified the victim as Traelle N. Johnson, 25, of Orcutt Lane. Johnson was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he later died due to his injuries.

Neighbors told CBS 6, Johnson leaves behind two children.

Police have not released details about a suspect, but asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

This is the third fatal shooting over the past two days in the area.

Two men were shot Monday afternoon at the Shamrock gas station in the 5700 block of Hull Street Road in South Richmond. Police were called to the gas station about 2:40 p.m.

One male died at VCU Medical Monday night, the other had non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators are looking to the public for tips.  If you have any information related to either shootings, police ask you to call Crimestoppers at 780-1000.


    • Rachel

      There goes Tom seeking attention he’s not getting at home.

      Richmond is just one small speck in this big world. Plenty of your homies get killed everyday too.

      • SAM

        @ Manalishi, yes they do. They just aren’t getting murdered. They kill themselves by over dosing off of heroin or some other illegal drug and committing suicide. They do not report over doses and suicides on the news unless it’s a murder-suicide.

      • SAM

        When people commit murder-sucides, leave kids in hot cars, drink, get high and drive, let kids wonder outside by themselves and have school shootings(mass school shootings) we all know what the suspects look like.

  • casey

    Majority of those are white. So what do you have to say to that Bigsby & Manalishi and the rest of you ignorant racists?

    • Clayton Bigsby

      50% of all violent crime and homocide are commited by 14 % of the population. What do you think of those stats.


      What are you gaining by saying the same bull everyday on every news story involving a black criminal? Nothing.

      I know the truth about the stats but I wont say it here but you are to dumb and not logical to comprehend. Then again, you just can’t handle and dont want to admit the truth. It’ll be like beating a dead horse. So just leave it alone and shut up you waste of breath.

  • sw

    I’m really getting sick of the racist bs on here instead of people commenting on the article at hand. Most of you need to get a true life not the one you lead behind your computer. If you can’t comment on an article without it involving race then there is something wrong with you. We all bleed red.

    • SAM

      @ SW, I will apologize for my part. I read these articles everyday and look at the comments and I had to say something. The same idiotic racist people making comments…. Manalishi, Clayton Bigsby and Tom.

  • Latoya Johnson

    Good point SW…Engaging in counterproductive bickering is waste of our most precious resource. TIME!! That negative energy can be countered by doing something, regardless of how small, in the community or even offering practical solutions. This type of event is a continuous, and complex problem in Richmond. I’m working on doing my part in the community starting with the youth. Senseless crime affects all of us, if not directly, then indirectly. This is all of our community. Each one reach one! We are so much more powerful fighting for each other than against each other. Have a positive and productive day everyone.

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