MURDER USA Richmond police make quick arrest of Garland Davis in slaying of Nyjai Johnson

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MURDER USA Richmond police make quick arrest of Garland Davis in slaying of Nyjai Johnson

Garland Davis, 24, of St. Paul St. Richmond charged with Aug. 6, 2017, a murder of Nyjai Johnson, 18 of Bancroft Ave. Richmond Police

RICHMOND, VA. — Richmond Police Department reports that City detectives have made a quick arrest following a homicide that occurred on Aug. 5, 2017, in Gilpin Court.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Saturday, August 5th, RPD officers were called to the 1000 block of St. Paul Street for a report of a person who’d been shot. When they arrived they located the victim, Nyjai Johnson, 18, of the 500 block of Bancroft Avenue, outside lying on the ground. He had been shot multiple times.

Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

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

Three hours after the shooting, the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force located the arrested the suspect; Garland Davis, 24, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St.

After consulting with Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, RPD detectives have charged Davis with a single count: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Additional charges are pending. His booking photo is attached.

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 www.7801000.com.

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Richmond Times Dispatch compiled this list of murder in Richmond, Virginia thus far in 2017

 

Michael T. Walter 45 Year(s) Gunshot 5/26/2017 Richmond Details
Tyreece D. Gayles 28 Year(s) Gunshot 5/31/2017 Richmond Details
Ketron R. Wells 16 Year(s) Gunshot 6/7/2017 Richmond Details
Christian K. Singleton 15 Year(s) Gunshot 6/7/2017 Richmond Details
Jacquesha “Billie” Clanton 18 Year(s) Gunshot 6/15/2017 Richmond Details
Robert D. Turner Jr. 26 Year(s) Gunshot 6/18/2017 Richmond Details
Jawanda F. Johnson 26 Year(s) Gunshot 6/22/2017 Richmond Details
Wayne D. Spencer 53 Year(s) Gunshot 7/8/2017 Richmond Details
Syed K. Haider 53 Year(s) Gunshot 7/11/2017 Richmond Details
Carlos Terry 36 Year(s) Gunshot 7/15/2017 Richmond Details
Michael D. Johnson 25 Year(s) Gunshot 7/21/2017 Richmond Details
Vivian L. Robinson 50 Year(s) Stabbing 7/22/2017 Richmond Details
Melvin L. Chambliss 52 Year(s) Gunshot 7/22/2017 Richmond Details

 

First M. Last Age Yr /Month Cause of death Date Loc.  
Keyvon Johnson 24 Year(s) Gunshot 3/11/2017 Richmond Details
Rita B. Hawthorne 27 Year(s) Stabbing 3/19/2017 Richmond Details
Kendell L. Coward 34 Year(s) Gunshot 3/20/2017 Richmond Details
Taliek K. Brown 15 Year(s) Gunshot 3/29/2017 Richmond Details
Mikkaisha D. Smoot 16 Year(s) Gunshot 3/29/2017 Richmond Details
Nygel E. Williams 22 Year(s) Gunshot 4/1/2017 Richmond Details
Terrell D. Thomas 20 Year(s) Gunshot 4/8/2017 Richmond Details
Kejuan L. Goode 18 Year(s) Gunshot 4/8/2017 Richmond Details
Samuel O. Kwarteng 20 Year(s) Gunshot 4/13/2017 Richmond Details
Alejandra P. Estrada 29 Year(s) Asphyxiation 4/23/2017 Richmond Details
Tanna D. Gardner 23 Year(s) Gunshot 5/14/2017 Richmond Details
Sharayne Danielle Nichole Holland 26 Year(s) Gunshot 5/14/2017 Richmond Details
Jaison Fitzgerald 29 Year(s) Gunshot 5/15/2017 Richmond Details
Jaquan A. Harris 25 Year(s) Gunshot 5/16/2017 Richmond Details
Desean R. Lucas 28 Year(s) Gunshot 5/23/2017 Richmond Details
First M. Last Age Yr /Month Cause of death Date Loc.  
Michael T. Walter 45 Year(s) Gunshot 5/26/2017 Richmond Details
Tyreece D. Gayles 28 Year(s) Gunshot 5/31/2017 Richmond Details
Ketron R. Wells 16 Year(s) Gunshot 6/7/2017 Richmond Details
Christian K. Singleton 15 Year(s) Gunshot 6/7/2017 Richmond Details
Jacquesha “Billie” Clanton 18 Year(s) Gunshot 6/15/2017 Richmond Details
Robert D. Turner Jr. 26 Year(s) Gunshot 6/18/2017 Richmond Details
Jawanda F. Johnson 26 Year(s) Gunshot 6/22/2017 Richmond Details
Wayne D. Spencer 53 Year(s) Gunshot 7/8/2017 Richmond Details
Syed K. Haider 53 Year(s) Gunshot 7/11/2017 Richmond Details
Carlos Terry 36 Year(s) Gunshot 7/15/2017 Richmond Details
Michael D. Johnson 25 Year(s) Gunshot 7/21/2017 Richmond Details
Vivian L. Robinson 50 Year(s) Stabbing 7/22/2017 Richmond Details
Melvin L. Chambliss 52 Year(s) Gunshot 7/22/2017 Richmond Details

 

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