Woman shot in leg while trying to sell puppy in Richmond


A woman was shot in the leg while attempting to sell a French Bulldog puppy to the suspect in Richmond Friday evening, police said.

Officers responded to Fleming Avenue and Ells Street about 6:15 p.m. on a report of a shooting and learned the woman had met with the suspect, described as a woman in her 20s, in order to sell her a puppy, according to Richmond police Capt. Al Walle. The suspect pistol-whipped the victim, stole her dog and shot her in the leg, Walle said.

“The victim was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition,” Walle said.

The suspect was described as a Black woman in her 20s standing about 5-4, weighing about 250 pounds and wearing a black face mask, Walle said.