Homicide victim identified in double shooting in Bellemeade

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred last night in the Bellemeade neighborhood as Lakim L. Booker, 21, of the 2200 block of Joplin Avenue.

At 8:17 p.m. on December 18, officers were called to the 1500 block of Bowen Street and the 2300 block of Oakland Place for separate reports of a person shot at those locations.

Officers responding to the call on Bowen Street arrived to find an unconscious adult male, later identified as Booker, inside a vehicle. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second male victim was located a few blocks away on Oakland Place. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives believe the two shooting are connected and are investigating them as related incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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