Police lights day

Richmond police identified the 27-year-old who was shot and killed midday Wednesday in a “heavily-traveled part” of Gilpin Court, the city’s largest public housing neighborhood, and they are hoping more witnesses will come forward.

At 11:25 a.m., officers found Isaiah R. Baker, 27, of the 100 block of West Hill Street, behind a building in the same block where he lived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The area where the shooting took place is a heavily-traveled part of that neighborhood,” said Major Crimes Lt. Faith Flippo. “At that time of day, and just one block away from a popular convenience store, we believe several people could have been in a position to see suspicious activity. We urge them to contact detectives.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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— From staff reports

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