Arrest made in murder of Javonte Prothro


Richmond police arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of Javonte Prothro.

Dawaun Rice, 19, of Richmond (pictured above), was arrested in Vallejo Wednesday in connection with the Monday morning murder at S. 47th Street, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said. Today, Contra Costa County prosecutors charged rice with the murder.

Just before 11 a.m. the morning of the fatal shooting, police were called to the fatal shooting at 1025 S.47th. They found 29-year-old Prothro “slumped over in his car.” He later succumbed to his gunshot wounds.

A team of detectives used evidence at the scene and assistance from the community to identify Rice as a suspect, Tan said. No further details were released about the case, including a possible motive.

“We would like to acknowledge and thank community members for their support and the partnership we have that helped solved this homicide,” Tan added.