Man taken hostage and shot in Monday’s city-wide police chase identified, sources say

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RICHMOND, Va. — CBS 6 has learned the name of the man taken hostage and shot in the head Monday after a police chase throughout the city of Richmond.

Multiple police sources told CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett, the man has been identified as Russell Turner, a Senior Analyst at the BrownGreer law firm. Russell joined BrownGreer law firm in August 2008 and was named Senior Analyst in October 2010.

Turner remains in critical condition, but stable condition.

Russell Turner

Neighbors expressed their thoughts and prayers are with Russell and his family during this time.

“I wish him the best and a speedy recovery, when he comes home, I’m definitely going to go over there and welcome him back to the neighborhood, hope he be ok,” said a neighbor.

“We are there for them, we are there for the family, anything they need, we’re there to support. That is the kind of neighborhood this is,” said another neighbor.

Turner and a BrownGreer co-worker was on lunch break Monday afternoon, pumping gas at the Fast Mart in the 2600 block of East Main Street, when the crime unfolded.

The carjacking and police chase ended with a chaotic crash in Church Hill near 25th and R streets.

“The vehicle stopped, and the suspect sitting in the rear seat fired a single shot at our victim’s head,” Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said.

The BrownGreer law firm issued a statement about their employees Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a tragic time for our BrownGreer family,” the statement began. “We cannot comment on what has happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees who were the victims of this senseless violence, especially our employee who is in the hospital with his family.”