Richmond Graduation Shooting Suspect,19-year-old Amari Pollard, was Arrested

Richmond Graduation Shooting – Amari Pollard, 19, who is suspected of opening fire during a high school graduation ceremony in Richmond, Virginia, was arraigned on Wednesday morning and charged with two counts of second-degree murder, as reported by the Richmond Police Department (RPD). Pollard was the person under suspicion in connection with the shooting that took place at the event. Both Shawn Jackson, age 18, and Lorenzo Smith, age 36, who was Shawn Jackson’s stepfather, were shot during the incident that took place on the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University on Tuesday afternoon.

Shawn Jackson passed tragically as a result of the injuries he got, and Lorenzo Smith died as a result of the injuries he sustained. “I didn’t know Shawn, but I shook his hand and wished him congratulations about 20 minutes before he died,” Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras told CNN on Wednesday. “I’m sorry to say that Shawn is no longer with us.” I’m sorry to be the one to break the news, but Shawn is no longer with us. “The image of him receiving CPR on the ground while still wearing his graduation gown is ingrained in my mind,” you think to yourself. As graduates and guests sought to flee the area, the unexpected sound of gunfire caused a stampede to break out.

After the moment of fear was captured on camera, at least one video of it was subsequently shared to Facebook after it had been recorded. Investigators have come to the conclusion that the shootings were not the result of a random act but rather were provoked by an ongoing quarrel between Mr. Pollard and Jackson, as stated in a statement that was given by the Richmond Police Department to The Independent. Levar Stoney, the mayor of the city, expressed his displeasure by stating, “This should not be happening anywhere.”