WPD 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 publicā€™s assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.