Two shot, one fatally, at Richmond park Monday night

23rd Street fight turns fatal

A 21-year-old man was killed and a 19-year-old man injured in a shooting Monday night at La Moine Park in Richmond’s May Valley neighborhood, police said.

The incident unfolded about 10:50 p.m., when officers responded to the park at 3501 Morningside Drive on calls on shots fired, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.

Two victims of an apparent shooting were found, including 21-year-old Eric Brown of Richmond, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, Tan said.

The 19-year-old Rodeo man suffered gunshot wounds in his lower extremities and is expected to survive.

“As of this writing, there is nobody in custody, although it appears to be an isolated incident, the motive is undetermined,” Tan said.

Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call RPD Homicide Detective J. Wentz at (510) 621-1259.


  1. Joe, my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all… Rest in peace, cousin…

  2. They need to patrol that area more,there’s always people there all night long parked and smoking dope and drinking and littering. It’s a nuisance for the locals cause most of em aren’t from that area,they know it’s ok to go there cause you never ever see richmond Pd patrol that area!!

  3. Eric was a great kid with a heart of gold. It righteously brakes my heart to hear something like this happened to him. May he rest in peace.

  4. A lot of these murders are drug sales gone bad, like this one. I had heard that was also the case with Javonte Prothro. Despite the obvious danger of being involved with drug culture, it’s hard to talk these young men out of it. Some other criminal knows you have cash, and they’ll take a big risk trying to get it. If you want to avoid being in a shooting, don’t be a dealer, stay away from drugs and dealers, and don’t let them visit or stay in your home.

  5. So you say they are not even patrolling in Richmond. Then what exactly are tax payers getting if their own police force is not even patrolling to prevent crime? A few days ago I read a Richmond resident suggest that they bring in the national guard. At first I laughed; but now I understand their frustration with the crime.