Richmond police have been busy investigating a shooting on Monday and a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday as well as a woman’s death Tuesday morning.

Read our story about the death investigation here. 


A Richmond man was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, after being shot Monday evening (Sept. 14).

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Richmond Police Department responded to the 100 block of South 12th Street to a reported shooting.

Lesaviour Norris, 30, was located with a gunshot wound to the foot/ankle area.

Norris was taken to Reid Health and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, in stable condition, according to Leverton.

Witnesses reported an altercation prior to a shot being fired and then people running from the area to the east, Leverton said. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.

Investigators were called to the scene to assist.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call RPD at (765) 983-7247.

Fatal motorcycle accident

A local man has died after his motorcycle crashed in Richmond.

At 8:34 p.m. Sept. 13, Richmond Police Department responded to the accident scene in the 800 block of South 14th Street.

Once the officers arrived, it was apparent the driver of the motorcycle, Henry Farris, 64, of Richmond, was deceased, according to Lieutenant Donnie Benedict of RPD’s Office of Community Engagement and the Traffic and Safety Division.

RPD traffic investigators were called to the scene for investigation.

Benedict said they learned Farris’ motorcycle left the roadway and struck a light pole.

Farris was ejected from the motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries at the scene, Benedict said.

Nearby evidence, the mechanism of injury and damage to the motorcycle indicated speed was a contributing factor to the accident, Benedict said.

Crash investigators were assisted by Richmond Police Department’s Investigative Services division, Richmond Fire Department’s drone team and Wayne County Coroner’s Office.




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Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.