Hopewell Man Dies In Early Morning Shooting

HOPEWELL, VA—A Hopewell man is dead after being shot in the chest early Friday morning.

Richard Miles Hawthorne, 41, of Hopewell was found shot to death inside a home in the 900 block of Buren Street, near 9th Avenue.

Police say Hawthorne suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene.

The shooting happened just before 6:00 a.m. Friday. Police say they are following strong leads and the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Police have not issued any warnings to residents in surrounding neighborhoods.

Any person(s) who have information on this crime may contact the Hopewell Police Department at 541-2222, or the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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