[Hopewell, VA] – On December 03, 2016 at approximately 2:09am, officers responded to the 2700 block of Oaklawn Boulevard in reference to reports of a subject that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a single victim who had succumbed to his injuries. Members of the Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the scene and initiated a homicide investigation. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for autopsy.
The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time pending notification of the next-of-kin. Further information/updates will be released as they become available.
The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter and is requesting that any person(s) who may have witnessed the incident, were traveling in and around the area at the time of this incident or have any information to provide regarding the shooting, contact Detective Keith Krueger 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 in Hopewell at 541-2202 or in Prince George County at 733-2777. You can also provide a tip anonymously via the web at tipsoft.com. If your information leads to an arrest you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.