Richmond Police hope a new sketch will help lead them to a man involved in an attempted robbery and shooting on Belle Isle earlier this week.
The sketch is of the man police believe was the shooter in the early hours of Tuesday morning, when two men were robbed at gunpoint by two other men. The shooting victim remains in critical condition.
The man in the sketch and a cohort approached the two others on the south side of the island and demanded money prior to the shooting, said police. Both suspects ran away down the bike path that leads to the BMX park.
The sketch is of a white male, 18 to 25-years-old, approximately 6’0″ tall with a skinny build and shaved hair. He was last seen wearing a clean white t-shirt over top of blue jeans, said police.
The man he was with is an older white male in his 40s, approximately 6’1″ tall, with a skinny but muscular build. He was last seen wearing a dark blue, long-sleeved cotton t-shirt, faded blue jeans and a plain blue baseball cap.
Anyone with any information about these men or this crime is asked to call Major Crimes Det. Ed Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or the Richmond Police Department Tip Line at (804) 514-TIPS (8477). Citizens may also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.