Winchester PD seeks public assistance in identifying suspects

December 27, 2018

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has obtained additional descriptive information of the suspects in the Smithfield Avenue homicide that occurred Sunday, December 23 and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.

Witnesses reported to police that two to three males entered the residence wearing all black clothes with black masks covering their faces. Two of the males were reported to be carrying small black firearms. One of the males was described as tall with a medium build, the other shorter in stature with a medium build. Both are described as being “young-middle aged.”

Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Department at 540-662-4131 or the Crime Solvers anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS. Calls to Crime Solvers that lead to an arrest may result in a cash reward. Please reference incident number #18051612.


December 24, 2018

Winchester PD begins homicide investigation

On December 23, 2018, at 10:53 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Smithfield Avenue. Once on scene, officers located 40-year-old Jerry Wayne Reid, Jr. inside of his residence suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Winchester Fire and Rescue units transported the male to the Winchester Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

WPD detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for the residence. Witnesses who were home with the victim at the time of the incident were interviewed. A motive and suspect(s) are unknown at this time, and the investigation remains active and ongoing.

The WPD is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.