RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – A woman is dead after being shot in the head in Richmond. Police tell 8News it happened on Peter Paul Boulevard near Fairfield Avenue Friday night. The 8News photographer on the scene says there was a body lying face down on the ground covered in a tarp when he arrived. No word yet on any suspects but this is now a homicide investigation.
The Richmond Police Department has identified the female victim of a fatal shooting this morning on Peter Paul Boulevard as Desiree S. Fletcher, 21, of the 2300 block of Rosetta Street. Shortly before 10:15 p.m. last night, police were called to the 2500 block of Peter Paul Boulevard for the report of a person down. While en route, the call was upgraded to a possible person shot. When officers arrived, they found Fletcher in an alley in the 1900 block of Peter Paul Boulevard suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. No suspect information is available at this time. Police are still investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 and (804) 393-8914 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. [sep] From 8News: