RICHMOND -- A 31-year-old man who was fatally shot Monday while riding his bike in the 800 block of Ripley Avenue was identified Tuesday as James Tucker Jr., of Richmond, authorities said.

Tucker was found lying on Ripley Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets shortly before 4 p.m. by officers who responded after numerous ShotSpotter activations, Lt. Bisa French said.

Tucker was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition, French said, and was pronounced dead about 5 p.m.

A second victim, a site supervisor at a local high school, arrived at the hospital shortly after with a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound to the arm, Chief Chris Magnus said. Officers determined that man was shot a short distance away at Richmond Parkway and Barrett Avenue, and that he "apparently was at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Tucker's death marked the fifth homicide of the year in the city of Richmond.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the shooter. Anyone with information may contact Det. Danny Wellhausen at 510-620-6860 or can leave anonymous tips at 510-232-TIPS.

Contact Erin Ivie at eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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