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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 1, 2021
Contact: Whitney Cruse

ATF Offers $10K Reward for Information in Richmond Homicide

Total Possible Reward up to $12k

RICHMOND, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division announced today a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of 20-year-old Terrence Easter.

This is in addition to the reward of up to a $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers, bringing the total to a possible reward up to $12,000.

On Aug. 21, Richmond Police Department officers responded to the 1300 block of Coalter Street for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located Easter with fatal gunshot wounds.

“This is a terrible and unacceptable act of gun violence that took the life of a young man with his whole life ahead of him. Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Terrance Easter,” said ATF Washington Field Division Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson. “ATF will continue to offer our investigative resources as we collaborate with our local, state and federal partners to disrupt the cycle of criminal acquisition and the misuse of firearms. We will continue to call upon all community members to provide any information that will assist us in locating and holding all involved accountable for this senseless crime.”

Easter’s family is also offering a reward up to $1,000.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling RPD Major Crimes Detective Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or Crime Solvers at (804)780-1000.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at Follow @ATFWashington on Twitter for more news about ATF’s work in Washington. D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.

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