Public Safety Blotter Articles

Two Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Assault after Shooting in Beechview

Date: April 5, 2023
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Beechview

UPDATE: 20-year-old Nyzjayah Majors of Beechview and 16-year-old James Phillips of Highland Park were arrested. Both are charged with Aggravated Assault and other charges. Phillips was arrested under ACT 33 and charged as an adult.


At approximately 1:00 a.m., officers in Zone 6 responded to the 1500 block of Belasco Avenue in Beechview after several calls came in for shots fired.

They found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. EMS transported him in stable condition to a nearby hospital.

The male stated he ran to Belasco Avenue to find help after he was lured to a nearby home where actors hit him with a firearm, attempted to rob him and then fired several shots.

Two people were taken into custody for questioning.

VCU is investigating.


Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller