Javarius Desmore Antonio Walker Shaun Hankins Brian Chambers Tewana Williams Anthony Williams K’Von Morgan Ke’Asia Powell Lucky Dwayne Burress Darrell D. Morton Kirk Nims Johnny W. Englehart Jr. Matthew Gibbs Adrionna B. West Fatin Rhone William Henry Hayes Jr. Hannah Vaughan Walter Rudolph Sykes III Robert M. Booker Jr. Wayne Kelley Robert Pugh Renee Johnson DeVaughan Lawrence : “Richmond Woman Arrested in Connection to Shooting Death at Petersburg Apartment Complex”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Richmond Woman Arrested for Murder in Petersburg Shooting Incident

PETERSBURG – Authorities have apprehended a 24-year-old woman from Richmond in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last week at a downtown apartment complex parking lot. Jasmine Yancey has been charged with first-degree murder and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. She is currently being held at Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County, awaiting her initial court appearance.

According to witnesses, the incident took place on November 28 at the Perry Street Lofts, one of several complexes in the immediate area. Police responded to multiple reports of gunshots around 4 p.m. that day, and upon arrival, they discovered the lifeless body of 29-year-old DeVaughan Lawrence lying face up in the parking lot. Tragically, Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

Yancey’s arrest was made without incident, thanks to the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. However, authorities have not yet determined the motive behind the shooting, leaving the community on edge.

This year has seen a concerning increase in homicides in Petersburg, with Lawrence’s murder marking the 23rd incident. This surpasses the previous record of 22 homicides set in 2020. Shockingly, the city recorded 21 homicides last year and 18 the year before.

The list of homicide victims in Petersburg this year is distressingly long and includes Javarius Desmore, Antonio Walker, Shaun Hankins, Brian Chambers, Tewana Williams, Anthony Williams, K’Von Morgan, Ke’Asia Powell, Lucky Dwayne Burress, Darrell D. Morton, Kirk Nims, Johnny W. Englehart Jr., Matthew Gibbs, Adrionna B. West, Fatin Rhone, William Henry Hayes Jr., Hannah Vaughan, Walter Rudolph Sykes III, Robert M. Booker Jr., Wayne Kelley, Robert Pugh, Renee Johnson, and now DeVaughan Lawrence.

Fortunately, arrests have been made in 12 of these cases, providing some hope for justice. The suspects apprehended include Brian Chambers, Tewana Williams, Lucky Dwayne Burress, Kirk Nims, Matthew Gibbs, Adrionna B. West, Fatin Rhone, William Henry Hayes Jr., Walter Rudolph Sykes III, Robert M. Booker Jr., Robert Pugh, and DeVaughan Lawrence. However, the suspect in the Renee Johnson murder-suicide, identified as Edward Robertson Jr., took his own life after killing his sister.

As Petersburg grapples with this disturbing surge in violent crime, community leaders and law enforcement agencies strive to address the root causes and implement effective strategies to prevent further bloodshed. The residents of Petersburg hope for swift justice and a safer future for their community.

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