Richmond Police: Attempted robbery leaves one woman dead, two accomplices injured
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Richmond Police: Attempted robbery leaves one woman dead, two accomplices injured

Crystal Graham
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Two men have been charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in a robbery and shooting incident that left one woman dead last week.

Richmond Police identified the female who died as Deasha Jones, 24, of Hopewell.

Jeremiah Vaughn, 20, and Devon Jones, 20, also of Hopewell, have been arrested in the incident. Police allege the two men and the woman who died were involved in an attempted robbery in a parking lot on Richmond Highway.

The victim of the robbery attempt, not on scene when officers arrived, was not injured, according to Richmond Police. The victim’s name has not been released.

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, Richmond Police officers were called to a parking lot of a business in the 2900 block of Richmond Highway for the report of a shooting. A woman with a gunshot wound (Deasha Jones) was transported to a local hospital where she died two days later.

The two men (Vaughn and Jones) self-transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries were considered life threatening.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Sullivan at (804) 646-3929 or 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.