Man Ends Up Dead After Doing Favor for Friend

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.