Richmond Police seek person of interest in Midlothian Village homicide

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate the man who is a person of interest in a homicide that occurred late last month in Midlothian Village.

At approximately 5:55 p.m. on September 23, officers were dispatched to the intersection of West 32nd Street and Midlothian Turnpike in reference to a person shot.

Upon arrival, they located the victim, Jarod T. Buford, 22, of the 1900 block of Richmond Street in Petersburg – inside of a nearby vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The person of interest is described as a black male wearing a white T-shirt with a design on the sides, dark pants or jeans and white shoes. He may also have been carrying a pink backpack with black straps.

Anyone with information about this incident or the individual pictured is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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