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Jackson Tennessee Police Department
Monday June 24th, 2019 :: 03:27 p.m. CDT


Police Identify Victim and Suspect in Ongoing Homicide Investigation

Police Identify Victim and Suspect in Ongoing Homicide Investigation
The suspect in the June 23rd homicide has been identified as Eugene Richmond, 35, of Memphis. He is in custody at the Madison County Jail for the homicide of Isaiah Day, 18, of Jackson.  As police continue to probe the circumstances, the investigation thus far has determined that Richmond arrived in Jackson in a car that he had stolen around 7 a.m. in Memphis on June 23rd. Investigators do not believe Day was involved in the car theft.

Around 9:20 a.m., Richmond was driving and Day was a passenger in the stolen car. As Day was exiting the car, Richmond shot him on the parking lot of a business in the 2000 block of Hollywood.  Day was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Richmond fled north on Hollywood in the car. Officers later recovered the stolen car at a rest area off I-40 in Madison County.
The investigation further shows that around 10:40 a.m., Richmond stole a second car on the parking lot of a business on the 2300 block of N. Highland Avenue.

Around 1 p.m., police were called to Furniture World at 272 Commerce Center Circle in reference to an armed person committing a theft. Employees had confronted a man attempting to steal a car on the parking lot. Police arrived and took the man into custody. He was identified as Richmond, and he was armed with a handgun. The previously stolen car from earlier in the day was also recovered on the parking lot.

Jackson police anticipate murder charges, and charges related to the car theft and attempt. He is anticipated to make his first court appearance Wednesday morning in Jackson City Court.

Investigators are continuing to attempt to determine the motive of the homicide and why Richmond was in Jackson. He has a lengthy criminal history with convictions in 2001 for Aggravated Assault and Voluntary Manslaughter, 2008 for Auto Burglary, 2009 for Auto Burglary, 2015 for Auto Burglary and Theft, and 2016 for Auto Burglary, all of which were committed in Shelby County.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS).

Richmond pictured at the time of his arrest in Jackson

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Jackson, TN 38301

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