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VA: Moped Drive by shooter kills 5 y/o kid (mug shot)

Postby Micronaut » Sat May 06, 2006 7:09 pm

Suspect IDed in drive-by shooting

Apr 17, 2006

Richmond police are looking for Rokim A. Jackson.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sa ... 7835424017

Richmond Police have identified a 17-year-old boy as a suspect in the Easter drive-by shooting of a five-year-old boy in the Hillside Court public housing complex.

Police said juvenile warrants have been obtained for the arrest of Rokim A. Jackson on charges of malicious wounding, attempted murder and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Investigators believe Jackson, of Richmond, fired a gun while riding a moped down the 1500 block of Lone Street around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

One of the shots struck the boy, who was playing outside. The child, who was not identifiied, was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Police do not believe the child was an intended target.

Police said Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous. He is listed as 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on jackson's wherabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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