Christopher Shawn Barron

Christopher Shawn Barron

Hopewell police are investigating the death of a city man who was found shot Sunday inside his home.

Police and paramedics responded at 8:26 p.m. on a report of shots fired and a disturbance in the 300 block of Ramsey Avenue, said Lt. Michael Langford in a news release. They found a man with life-threatening injuries in a residence. Paramedics administered medical treatment, but the man died at the scene, Langford said.

The victim was identified as Christopher Shawn Barron, 46, of Hopewell. His death is Hopewell’s second homicide of the year and the second in four days.

On Wednesday, police responded to the 100 block of Brooklawn Avenue on a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound. A man was located with life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim in that case was identified as Jimmy Darrelle Beverly, 49, of Hopewell.

Anyone with information about either killing can call lead detective Keith Krueger at (804) 541-2284 or Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips mobile app.

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