Richmond Police Investigating Gunfire Near Lee Monument

Car, Home Hit

July 31, 2020 - 5:02 pm
Picture of a car hit by gunfire near the Lee Monument on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Richmond Police)

(Richmond Police)


Richmond, Va. ( - Richmond Police say at approximately 11:15 p.m. yesterday, RPD officers were approached by a victim at Allen Avenue and Broad Street who stated someone had fired shots into their vehicle near the Lee Monument Circle following an altercation.

 Around the same time, officers received several calls for random gunfire near the Circle in the 1600 block of Monument Avenue.  When officers arrived, police say one of the callers stated the glass door at their residence was shattered by  gunfire. 

“Gunfire and violent behavior is not peaceful, nonviolent protest; it is criminal, unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our city,” said Chief Gerald M. Smith. “The City of Richmond will take all necessary steps to protect residents and visitors and preserve peace and public safety in our communities.”    

 Officers canvassed the area near the Circle recovering a rifle and magazines.  Detectives are currently investigating to determine if the incidents are related.  No word of any arrests.

Thursday morning, police and protestors had an altercation as officers moevd to enforce laws around the Monument.  Two people were charged with assault of an officer.