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Years Gone By

The headlines still may be fresh on their passing, but not a month went by without someone’s life being cut short in Richmond.

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At a vigil for Lewis James Johnson Jr., Richmond police Capt. Brian Russell, left, with Alicia Rasin and Chief Bryan T. Norwood, asks onlookers for information that could help the young man’s killing. - SCOTT ELMQUIST
  • Scott Elmquist
  • At a vigil for Lewis James Johnson Jr., Richmond police Capt. Brian Russell, left, with Alicia Rasin and Chief Bryan T. Norwood, asks onlookers for information that could help the young man’s killing.

The city's deadliest day of the year was Christmas Eve, when Robin S. Clapp, Edward L. Bowmer Jr. and Ryshawn M. Jackson all died from gunshots. The headlines still may be fresh on their passing — and what form of justice will follow — but not a month went by without someone's life being cut short in Richmond.

There were fewer homicides in 2011 — 37, compared with 41 in 2010. The youngest victim was 18, the oldest 60. Of them, 32 were black, three were white and two were Hispanic. The majority of them — nearly three-fourths — were black men, and of those victims more than half were 30 years old or younger.

Alex Rydell Arrington Jr., 25, Jan. 1 • Coraliss Avanita Logan, 25, Jan. 1 • Eric Delonta Darby, 23, Jan. 12 • Regina N. Doctor, 29, Jan. 18 • Peter O. Alisigwe, 56, Jan. 25 • Gary S. Green, 41, Jan. 28 • Robin A. Mitchell, 42, Jan. 29 • Barbara Ann Stinnett, 26, Feb. 9 • Paul Gray, 41, March 12 • Michael K. Brown Jr., 20, March 13 • Calvin Howell, 60, March 25 • Melvin S. Edwards, 30, April 17 • Randy L. Wilson, 53, May 26 • Daniel Cortez-Cisneros, 30, June 11 • David E. Brown, 50, June 16 • Jacquelin Y. Anderson, 56, June 19 • Laquan Kalief Harris, 20, July 13 • Osbin N. Hernandez-Gonzales, 18, July 24 • John J. Winston IV, 25, Aug. 14 • Latonio A. Bratton, 22, Aug. 21 • Antonio S. Spruill, 22, Aug. 23 • Ronald C. Carter, 38, Sept. 4 • Richard L. Goode J., 39, Sept. 13 • Jamel T. Cobb, 19, Sept. 18 • Thomas E. Kelly, 30, Sept. 19 • Maurquan D. Brown, 19 , Sept. 20 • Ramoan C. Tolliver, 24, Sept. 25 • Lamarco M. Brown, 24, Sept. 28 • Justin R. Morgan, 20, Oct. 8 • Lewis J. Johnson Jr., 29, Oct. 8 • Charles Lee Smith Jr., 26, Oct. 22 • Blaine Tyler, 48, Nov. 25 • Pierre W. Cosby, 32, Nov. 26 • Bonnie C. Marrow, 56, Dec. 22 • Robin S. Clapp, 55, Dec. 24 • Edward L. Bowmer Jr., 60, Dec. 24 • Ryshawn M. Jackson, 19, Dec. 24.

Source: Richmond Police Department

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