FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
March 13, 2020

FBI Richmond Offers Reward; Assists City of Richmond Police Department with Homicide Investigation of 3-Year Old

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 3-year old 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 3-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.

An FBI Seeking Information poster has been created and published on the FBI’s main webpage.

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.

Shamar Hill, Jr.