19-year-old shot to death during attempted robbery outside Western Branch High School

Posted at 7:23 PM, Oct 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-18 19:23:21-04

Chesapeake, Va. - A teenager was shot and killed Sunday night after attempting to rob a woman outside of Western Branch High School.

Javonte Jones

According to Detective D.M. Boykin with the Chesapeake Police Department, the victim is 19-year-old Traymon Richardson.

Authorities say they've also identified a man who was with Richardson during the incident. They are looking for Ja Vonte M. Jones, 18.

Police were called out to the scene on Bruin Place around 5:47 p.m.  Witnesses saw Richardson running in front of the school in the parking lot.

Authorities say that Richardson was armed with a handgun and tried to rob a 20-year-old woman. There was a struggle over the weapon and Richardson was shot.

Medics transported Richardson to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center where he died.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Chesapeake Police Department or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.