Police were called to the area a little after 7 a.m., Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham told reporters at the homicide scene. Witnesses, he said, reported an argument prior to the shooting.
The victim was identified as Nathan A. Bullock, 26, a tenant at the apartments.
Multiple witnesses told police they heard a loud argument followed by several gunshots. Police don’t believe there is any direct connection between this morning’s homicide and the double homicide that occurred two days earlier, a block away, in the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.
Monday morning's homicide was the 12th homicide reported in Richmond in 2016, Chief Durham confirmed.
He also said that at this time last year, there were only two homicides.
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Officers responded to the Buttonwood Apartments, in the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue, around 3 a.m. Saturday for a shooting. Police arrived and found 40-year-old Cory J. Holmes dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Later investigators found 39-year-old Marquetta Y. Harris inside an apartment. She too was shot multiple times.
Paramedics took her to VCU Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.
Police have not yet connected Monday's shooting to Saturday's double homicide. This is a developing, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.
Detectives are following strong leads in the case and ask anyone with information is asked to either call Major Crime Detective Conrad Simms at (804) 646-0712 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.