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Richmond man shot and killed as he prepared to board GRTC bus Thursday morning

Crystal Graham
richmond virginia
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A 19-year-old Richmond man died from an apparent gunshot wound after being found unresponsive yesterday morning on the pavement at the rear door of a GRTC bus.

Ralshief Richardson was identified by Richmond Police detectives as the victim of the Richmond Highway homicide. Officers were called to the scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. and located Richardson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The GRTC bus was stopped at a bus stop in the southbound right lane of Richmond Highway, and detectives have determined the victim was preparing to board the bus at the time he was shot.

Detectives canvassed the area to interview witnesses and are collecting video from nearby businesses and video from the GRTC bus cameras.

Detectives have determined there were passengers on the bus at the time of the shooting who may have left the area.

The southbound lanes of Richmond Highway were closed to accommodate the investigation.

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

Detectives ask passengers or anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.