Oct 11, 2016

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.



    TONE | Oct 11th, 2016
  2. 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…

    Stacy jolley | Oct 11th, 2016
  3. RIP ERIC!!!!

    Cyntha | Oct 11th, 2016
  4. Who’s goes to the park late at night? Playing in the dark?

    Yes, Rest In Peace and let the maddness in Richmond end.

    Why | Oct 11th, 2016
  5. Love you Eric… Rest In Paradise…. you will be missed

    Tanya Wright | Oct 11th, 2016
  6. 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!!

    Me | Oct 11th, 2016
  7. Chief Magnus leaves and murders go up and scandals go unpunished! Is anyone in charge over there??

    John Spartan | Oct 12th, 2016
  8. 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.

    Tonya Vernon | Oct 12th, 2016
  9. 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.

    Richmond Citizen | Oct 13th, 2016
  10. 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.

    Mr. Edwards | Oct 24th, 2016
  11. While not knowing anything about the victim, the perpetrator or what led to the unfortunate situation, one thing is clear.
    There’s nothing positive happening at 10:50 PM at a park.
    Once again, I don’t have any FACTS about this incident, but I do have COMMON SENSE.
    We need to reach out to those that’re close to us that repeatedly put themselves in bad situations.
    Let them know that the only place they need a gun is at home to protect themselves and their family.
    If they feel they need to take one anyplace else, they need to stay at home because they probably won’t be the only one with one.
    Also, most of these dudes are COWARDS. They ONLY use their weapons to terrorize other brothers and sisters.
    Hopefully, the perpetrator is caught before he can harm someone else.
    Remember, life’s lessons will continue to repeat themselves until they’re learned…
    Peace N Luv

    Honest Mel | Oct 25th, 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.