19-year-old charged with murdering Henrico County convenience store owner

UPDATE: Jonathan David Edwards had his single charge of second-degree murder Nolle Prosequi because he has now been indicted with capital murder, robbery of a business and four firearms charges in Henrico Circuit Court.

He is scheduled for an Attorney Advisement Hearing on April 18 at 9 a.m.


HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Henrico County have arrested and charged a man with murdering a local convenience store owner last month.

Jonathan David Edwards, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rajulbhai Patel, who owned the Tobacco Town convenience store in the 1100 block of Wilkinson Road.

On Friday, November 11, officers were called to the store for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found Patel dead in front of the building.

During their investigation, police released surveillance video of the armed suspect rushing into the store and also offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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