On April 14, tragedy struck the community of Henrico County, Virginia, when Shelby Jacobs, age 49, was fatally shot while assisting his friend in taking a television to the dumpster outside his friend’s apartment.
Surveillance footage tells a devastating testimony, revealing the image of suspect Dyven G. Henderson, 18, of Henrico, directly looking into the security camera moments before the shooting.
Alvinea Lee, Shelby Jacobs’ cousin, has grief-stricken memories of Jacobs as a generous and kind person, whose positivity and energy constantly painted laughter and lightened the atmosphere. She tells WTVR, “He didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings; he’d give his last even though he didn’t have much.”
Fortunately, police were able to locate Henderson at a nearby motel and take him into custody. He is now facing charges after being arraigned of second-degree murder and also using a firearm in the commission of a felony. The motive for the murder is still unknown.
Jacobs’ death leaves a void in both his family and the greater community. All that is left is the unanswered questions and a plea for the public’s help. Henrico Police urges anyone with information on the shooting to contact 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers 804-780-1000 to lend their assistance in bringing justice and closure.