May 16, 2019
They look like two normal people walking down the street to me.
Clearly, the police just want to frame them for murder because they hate the color of their skin.
Richmond police are investigating after a man was found dead Tuesday morning in an apartment in the Fan.
Charles P. Smith IV, 48, was identified as the victim in what police initially called a death investigation, but said Wednesday was a homicide.
Richmond police is looking for two person of interest who were last seen walking out of a business in the 2400 block of Sheila Lane. Police said they left the area on foot toward a neighboring apartment complex.
Images of the two persons of interest show a black male and black female. Police have not released a description.
“He always seemed like a very nice man and I know he had some entrepreneurial business endeavors and he seemed really smart,” said a neighbor.
Police responded at 11:23 a.m. for a welfare check in the 2000 block of Stuart Avenue. Smith was found dead in home located on the first floor shortly after.
The Medical Examiners Office confirmed the cause of death in this case is sharp force injuries to neck and abdomen and the manner is homicide.
Charles Smith IV.