$10,000 Reward for Information Related to 2020 Homicide of Three-Year-Old Sharmar Hill, Jr.
FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force and investigators with the City of Richmond Police Department continue to investigate the homicide of Sharmar Hill, Jr.
On January 31, 2020, a Lyft driver was carjacked by two unknown subjects in the 2600 block of Berwyn Street in Richmond. The victim had picked up the two subjects in the area of Lafayette Gardens Apartments. At gun point, the victim was ordered to stop the vehicle, at which point the subjects attempted to go through the victim’s pockets. The victim struggled with the assailants but was able to flee after the subjects took the victim’s cell phone.
On February 1, 2020, a shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Southlawn Avenue in Richmond, which resulted in the death of three-year old Sharmar Hill, Jr. Sharmar and his sister had been playing in their yard when the gunfire erupted. After Sharmar was struck, his sibling carried him inside. Sharmar later died of his injuries at a local hospital. A vehicle was seen leaving the area of the homicide that matched the description of the vehicle from the January 31, 2020, carjacking.
Prior publicity resulted in numerous tips about the January 31, 2020, carjacking. These tips have lead investigators to believe additional subjects may have exchanged gunfire with the carjacking subjects, resulting in Sharmar’s death.
FBI Richmond is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of three-year old Sharmar Hill, Jr.
An updated FBI Seeking Information poster has been created and published on the FBI’s main webpage, and digital billboards are being utilized to enhance awareness of this investigation.
FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force is assisting the City of Richmond Police Department with this investigation. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or tips.fbi.gov, or the City of Richmond Police Department at 804-646-3929 with information that leads investigators to the individual(s) responsible for these crimes.