Murder Victim
Richmond, Virginia
October 17, 2015

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Date(s) of Birth Used December 26, 1957
Sex Male
Race Black


The FBI’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this violent crime.


The FBI Richmond Division’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force requests the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the murder of Muhammed Abu-Bakr in 2015.


On October 17, 2015, officers with the City of Richmond Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Hunt Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, for a report of random gunfire.  Officers on scene found the victim, Abu-Bakr, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. 


The investigation accounts for the victim making purchases the evening of October 17, 2015, at the Walmart Express on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, prior to getting on a GRTC bus alone around 8:30 p.m. at Shaffer and Broad Streets. Abu-Bakr boarded another bus at the Transfer Station at 9th Street at 9:06 p.m. and then ended his bus ride at 9:19 p.m.   Abu-Bakr was shot moments later.


At the time of Abu-Bakr’s death, he was wearing very clean dark blue jeans; clean tan ankle-height work boots; and a white t-shirt under a black hooded sweatshirt and dark gray jacket.  The victim had very short hair and a goatee with a little bit of gray in it.  He was carrying a black backpack.


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Please contact the Richmond Office of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or with information that may lead to the identification of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Field Office: Richmond

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