Sep 22, 2016
16 comments

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.

Comments

  1. I am so glad they caught him because he is a coward for killing a good man like Javonte he did not deserve this punk-ass coward did… but Justice will be served for Javonte I will always love your laughter your smile and whenever I was down he always brought me up….I love you Javonte….😍😍😍😍

    Mama | Sep 22nd, 2016
  2. Javonte was from my neighborhood, at least until recently. Glad they caught the guy.

    Richmond Citizen | Sep 22nd, 2016
  3. Rice was a success story for the ONS Program. Some success I might add! To all you Chris Magnus believers if you listen very very carefully you can probably hear him laughing all the way in Tucson! Just another failed legacy courtesy of Magnus. The legacy of Magnus’ horrible promotions will continue to bring down Richmond PD for decades! Thanks Chris!!

    John Spartan | Sep 23rd, 2016
  4. @johnspartan why are you so negative about what Chris Magnus and the ONS has done. what are you doing? how many killings have you stopped? what have you done to Stop The killings? anytime somebody brings down the crime rate in the city and I mean anybody not just Chris or the ONS ,it helps .you want to batt down somebody else’s accomplishments because you have none . you should be ashamed of yourself . just go ask yourself again what have you done to help.

    Jmac | Sep 23rd, 2016
  5. @Jmac, coverage of ONS shows this suspected murderer receiving a taxpayer-funded check for NOT killing people. An idea so totally hare-brained in concept it confounds reasonable sense.

    EPIC FAIL! This ONS ‘leader’ is suspected of killing another last Monday.

    Perhaps you should consider the horror of realizing your taxes may have contributed toward your own bereavement.

    Bereaved of profiteering murderer | Sep 23rd, 2016
  6. @jmac You don’t have to be able to build a car to know when one isn’t running right; you don’t have to stop a bullet to know this violence is nonsense. The value of any contributions are most likely not going to be measured by you, and that program was an abject failure. Since you ask the question, what have you done?

    Richmond Resident | Sep 23rd, 2016
  7. @jmac so the fact that Rice who was in the ONS trained and paid by the taxes from hard working citizens to stop the killings…goes out a murders someone and you want to praise ONS?? That immediately disqualifies the program and it should be immediately stopped! Like the ONS, Chris Magnus had everyone fooled and he was a pompous grudge full man. But thanks for your comments jdiddy…I mean jsmack…oops jlacky…oh forget it!

    John Spartan | Sep 24th, 2016
  8. THE ONS PROGRAM IS A FAILURE BECAUSE SOMEONE WHO WAS A PART OF THE PROGRAM DID EXACTLY WHAT THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO STOP SHOOTINGS AND DAWUAN RICE WAS PAID THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS NOT TO SHOOT ITS A WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY

    the madd felon | Sep 24th, 2016
  9. The comments shared here are an exact representation of what Richmond needs (and what we should be so grateful for in this country – our constitutional right to stand up and speak out mind). Despite the fact that there a victim involved, the people of Richmond need to band together, stand up and debate these killings in a constructive way such as the dialogue that is happening here. The bottom line is people are tired of the crime and the senseless killing in Richmond.

    Why | Sep 24th, 2016
  10. I was raised in Richmond amongst gangs ,dopepheans and being a crack dealer,im 36yrs old now homeless and sad I have lost a o much growing up here I never played with little cars or ajma

    lit hurts so much when you lose the little people you love | Sep 25th, 2016
  11. @John
    “That immediately disqualifies the program and it should be immediately stopped! ”
    Ah I see you lack the patience and discipline to actually take part in official resolutions. Which would explain your frustration with the current setup and policy work in general. I don’t suppose you’re young and spry enough to be a vigilante, that’s probably the extent of what you can offer for these problems.

    James | Sep 25th, 2016
  12. Do this for me check how many of there members that are in jail for killings its more than 10 andthis program bought the guns smh

    Check this out | Oct 3rd, 2016
  13. 1 fail failure does not mean all has failed and yes I do ask what have you done John Spartan because it seems that you sit behind your computer and talk negative about anybody that’s trying to do something and you think that your negative remarks is actually doing something for the community so until you can get your ass up off your computer and get involved and get active and do something whether it feels or it’s successful then you need not to talk shit about anybody else’s work. At least they out there again what are you doing John Spartan? Oh yeah very is very juvenile of you to play with names I see where your mind set is and what level you really are in life

    Jmac | Oct 3rd, 2016
  14. Looking at the stats, ONS has about a 60-70% success rate. That is if you count the members who HAVEN’T killed someone or shot at someone while receiving payments from The City.
    Oh, correction, the 30-40% of ONS members who got CAUGHT after killing or shooting at someone.
    I think it’s one of those programs that sounds good on paper, but practical application just creates ways for known criminals to game the system. You can be sure that payments from The City have gone toward illegal drug and gun purchases.
    Better solution would be to attract businesses to Richmond (instead of RPA chasing them off…), and offer vo-tech training as early as freshman year of High School, and/or partnering with businesses to provide the vocational training. The majority of these kids do not need or will ever use college prep coursework in High School, and when forced to do it they drop out. European system offers two paths: vo-tech or college prep.

    Richmond Citizen | Oct 4th, 2016
  15. They do need to push hard to attract business to Richmond and take advantage of the thriving region in which it is location. How on earth could such prime real estate dwindle for so long. Richmond has great potential to be such a great city, situated in one of the most prime and desired locations in the Bay.

    Hope 4 Richmond | Oct 10th, 2016
  16. Hope 4 Richmond, take a look no further than the Richmond Progressive Alliance as the reason why no businesses of any significance want to be in Richmond. RPA just succesfully chased away the Berkeley Global Campus project, which would have created jobs and training for hundreds. They really need to be stopped or re-educated, the RPA actions keep Richmond DOWN. Don’t allow them to have a majority on the city Council, do NOT vote for their candidates Choi and Willis. We will all suffer a lot more if they can do whatever they want.

    Richmond Citizen | Oct 18th, 2016

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.