Hopewell Investigates Second Homicide of the Year

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


[Hopewell, VA] On September 20, 2016 at approximately 11:05pm, officers responded to the area of Byrd St. and North 21st Avenue for a report of shots being fired in the area.When officers arrived they found a black male victim who was deceased from gunshot wounds.

The victim has been identified as Mr. John G. McGowan, age 21, of the 300 block of Woodbine St., Hopewell, Virginia.The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter. The department is requesting that any person(s) who may know this victim, witnessed the shooting or may have been traveling in and around the area, and witnessed anything to contact lead Detective Mike Parsio of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. Additionally,any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously.