Family members hold prayer vigil for man killed in Lynchburg

Police say Ricky Johnson Sr. was shot, killed on 1700 block of Fillmore Street


LYNCHBURG, Va. – A Lynchburg family is seeking justice.

The family of Ricky Johnson Sr. held a prayer vigil in memory of the 51-year-old.

Lynchburg police were called to the 1700 block of Fillmore Street around 11:20 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say when police arrived, they found Johnson had been shot. He died at the scene. 

Johnson's sister, Sharon Johnson, said the father of three was outgoing, never had a problem with anyone and they're devastated his life was taken by senseless violence. 

“Hard working man. He loved his grandkids, he loved his children. He was a good brother to me, to all of us," Johnson said. Another family member, Deshanta Thomas said, "It truly shouldn't happen this way. He was such a good person.”
Police have not made an arrest. Anyone with information should call Detective T.C. Barley at 434-455-6162.