Crime Line

Newport News Crime Line – Week of November 12th, 2018


I’m MPO Brandon Maynard.  The Newport News Police Department needs your help to solving a past homicide.

On November 8th, 2018 at 1:34 AM, Newport News Police were dispatched to the 600 block of 16th Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 26 year-old Steven Christopher Richardson of Newport News suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics also responded and pronounced Mr. Richardson deceased at 2:01 AM. Police need your help in identifying the subject responsible for the homicide of Steven Richardson.

If you know anything about this homicide or the individual(s) responsible, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Remember, Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court, and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000 with information leading to an arrest. You can also submit a tip through For the Newport News Crime Line I'm MPO Brandon Maynard.

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