Richmond Police Still Looking For Suspect

Tied To Shooting That Killed Nine-Year Old

WRVA News
November 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm

(Richmond Police)

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Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Richmond Police Department is asking for help from the public to locate the third suspect in the shootings last May in Fonticello/Carter Jones Park in which nine-year old Markiya Dickson was fatally wounded and two others were injured. Two weeks after two suspects were arrested, Jesus Turner remains at large.

“Turner may be in Chesterfield County where he has family or in Richmond where he has friends,” said Major Crimes Lieutenant Faith Flippo. “We will pass on any tips we receive to the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force who are actively looking for him.”  When Turner is apprehended, he will be served with six felony indictments:

  • Murder,
  • Two counts of Malicious Wounding 
  • Three counts of the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony                   

 

Two other men already in custody, Jermaine Davis and Quinshawn Betts, have each been charged with the same felonies.

The shootings occurred during the evening of Sunday, May 26 during a festival at Fonticello/Carter Jones Park in the 2700 block of Bainbridge Street.Detectives have determined that Turner, Davis and Betts were involved in an exchange of gunfire in the park in which Dickson and a juvenile male were wounded. Dickson died at the hospital. Several hours later, a third individual came forward suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Jesus Turner is described as a 20 year old black male, 5’7” tall weighing 120 pounds.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.

“The sooner we apprehend Turner, the safer everyone will be,” said Lt. Flippo. “We want justice for Markiya and the others who were wounded that day as well as for everyone who knew and loved them.”

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com with tips. The P3 Tips App may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.