Mayor Comments on Shockoe Bottom Homicide

Mayor Dwight C. Jones today issued the following statement regarding the homicide that occurred this past weekend in the city's Shockoe Bottom area:

"The Richmond Police Department provides solid policing for Shockoe Bottom and I think most residents would agree that the area is generally safe overall. Any homicide in the city is a tragedy that we want to avoid. We are going to continue to work with the Merchant's Association to ensure that the area remains safe and that everyone understands the level of expectation with regard to patron behavior."