Man arrested in Virginia for murder of Harvey Sharp

Harvey Sharp

Harvey Sharp

A man was arrested in Virginia Thursday afternoon and charged in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Harvey Sharp.

Horace Gordon was arrested around 3:10 p.m. Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond, Va. The USMS issued a press release Thursday stating that they arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred in Trenton. A spokesperson for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the victim of that murder was Sharp, one of two men who died on June 24.

Sharp, whose birthday is also the date of his death, was shot while on the front porch of a home located in the first block of Cummings Avenue around 12:11 a.m. A woman who lives in that neighborhood said she heard two gunshots. When police arrived on-scene, they found Sharp suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and he later died at the hospital.

U.S. Marshals in Richmond were notified of Gordon’s whereabouts by investigators working in Trenton. Law enforcement believed Gordon was hiding in a home located in the 300 block of Hicksford Avenue in Emporia, Va. And that’s exactly where they found him on Thursday.

The full USMS press release is below.

Trenton Murder Suspect Apprehended in Emporia

Richmond, VA – In the late afternoon hours of July 2nd, the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond arrested a man who is wanted for murder in Trenton, NJ. Horace Gordon shot and killed his victim then fled the state of New Jersey to avoid arrest.

After an extensive investigation by the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, Trenton Division, the team developed information that Gordon was likely hiding out in Emporia, Virginia. A request was sent to the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond requesting help in locating Gordon. After days of investigation, task force members developed information that Gordon was likely hiding out at a home in the 300 block of Hicksford Avenue. At approximately 3:10 p.m. task force members converged on that residence and apprehended Gordon without incident.

“The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the interagency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces,” said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.
The USMS Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond consists of investigators for the U.S. Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond, Chesterfield, and Hopewell Police Departments.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at

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