Homicide Investigation Underway in the 1300 Block of Edward Bland Court
**Homicide Investigation Underway in the 1300 Block of Edward Bland Court**
[Hopewell, VA] – On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at approximately 9:27 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Edward Bland Court for shots fired and an individual who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers along with Emergency Medical Services located a single adult male victim inside the residence who had sustained life-threatening injuries. Medical treatment was rendered at the scene and the victim was transported to VCU Medical Center for further treatment where he later succumbed from his injuries.
The victim identified as Marcus Parker, Age 32 of Petersburg. Mr. Parker has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for autopsy. Members of the Hopewell Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit and Street Crimes Unit subsequently initiated a homicide investigation.
See attached photograph of Mr. Marcus Parker.
The Hopewell Police Department is requesting that any person(s) who may have witnessed any activity in the 1300 block of Edward Bland Court or been in the area at the time or have any information to provide, to contact Lead Detective Keith Krueger of the Hopewell Street Crimes Unit at (804) 541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime solvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.