Victim Identified in Hopkins Road Homicide

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The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday morning’s homicide on Hopkins Road as Melvin L. Chambliss, 52, of the 1900 block of Hopkins Road.


At approximately 1:54 a.m., officers received a call for shots fired the 1900 block of Hopkins Road. Officers arrived and found Chambliss, an adult male, down and unresponsive in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.


Chambliss was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.


Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at


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