Richmond Police identify victim in Gilpin fatal shooting; suspect in custody

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —  Richmond Police have arrested the man who they say is responsible for fatally shooting an 18-year-old in Gilpin Court Saturday night.

Three hours after the shooting, police said that the US Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Garland Davis, 24, of the 1000 block of St. Paul Street.

Garland Davis, image courtesy of Richmond Police.

Police said that Davis is responsible for the death of Nyjai Johnson, 18, of the 500 block of Bancroft Avenue.

In a release, police said that Johnson was shot multiple times in the body and face before he was transported to VCU Medical Center where he later died. When police arrived, they found Johnson lying outside on the ground.

Major Crimes Lieutenant Donald Davenport said that it was a tip that allowed them to make a quick arrest.

Images from the crime scene in the 1000 block of St. Paul Street

“With valuable information given to us by members of the community, we were able to quickly identify the gunman,” Davenport said. “Those tips made all the difference.”

The incident happened Saturday night, at 9:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of St. Paul Street.

Davis has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but police said additional charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley at (804) 912-6487 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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