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Update: Two suspects in custody in Richmond armed robbery, homicide

Chris Graham
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Update: Wednesday, 7:59 p.m. Richmond Police have charged two individuals for robbery for a shooting on Broad Rock Boulevard on Wednesday, and detectives are working to determine charges for the same two suspects for the robbery and homicide that occurred a few minutes later on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Yonathan Zelaya Beltran, 25, of Richmond, and Ronaldy Monterroso, 18, of North Chesterfield, have both been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of the felony.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., officers were called to the 2200 block of Broad Rock Boulevard for the report of a robbery. Officers arrived and an employee of the business reported they were robbed by an unknown male who brandished a firearm, fired a gunshot in the shop and robbed them of cash before fleeing in an SUV. There were no injuries.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers were called to a business in the 3000 block of Broad Rock Boulevard for the report of a robbery and a shooting at the location. Officers arrived and found an adult male staff member of the business down and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives investigated both incidents and determined they were related. Detectives were able to identify the vehicle the two suspects were operating and used technology, in part, to locate the possible whereabouts of the SUV.

Just 45 minutes following the homicide, Second Precinct officers were able to observe and stop the vehicle and detain the two suspects.

 

Original story: Wednesday, 3:34 p.m. An employee at Lindo Latino Market on Broad Rock Boulevard in Richmond was shot and killed during a robbery Wednesday morning, according to Richmond Police.

Police were called to the market at 10:30 a.m. Officers arrived and found an adult male staff member of the business down and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives arrived and interviewed several possible witnesses who were in the business at the time of the shooting. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].