CHESTERFIELD – A man has been arrested in connection with the
September 2016 murder of Jerry V. Colyer.
At about 10:57 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, police responded to the Econo Lodge
at 2310 Indian Hill Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police located the clerk,
identified as Jerry Vadal Colyer, 43, of the 2700 block of Haden Avenue in Richmond,
deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The investigation indicated a robbery occurred at the business. Police said the suspect
entered the business, displayed a revolver and demanded money from the register. Upon
receiving cash and shooting the clerk, the suspect fled on foot toward Woods Edge Road.
On Monday, April 9, 2018, Chesterfield County Police detectives presented the facts of
this case to a Chesterfield County Grand Jury and obtained indictments for first-degree
murder, robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a murder and use of a firearm in the
commission of a robbery for Jamal A. Washington, 21, in relation to the incident.
Chesterfield police, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area
Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested Washington on Tuesday, April 10. Washington, of
the 13400 block of Greenham Court in Chester, is currently being held without bond at the
Chesterfield County Jail.
The investigation into the murder of Colyer remains ongoing and is being conducted
by the Chesterfield County Police Department, the FBI Richmond Division’s Central Virginia
Violent Crimes Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Richmond FBI continues to offer a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to
the identification, arrest and conviction of any additional individuals associated with this
crime. Police urge anyone with information to contact the FBI at 804-261-1044, the
Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251, or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660
or through the P3 app.