16-year-old arrested in connection to Hillside Court shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that took place last month in Hillside Court.

A 16-year-old Richmond male was arrested today and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. No additional information or booking photo will be released due to the fact that he is a juvenile.

“This shooting happened in broad daylight in a busy neighborhood,” said Major Crimes Detective Greg Russell. “Thanks to significant help from the community we were able to identify and apprehend this individual. We are continuing to gather information in this case and hope anyone with additional information about what happened that day will contact us.”

Around 2:20 p.m. on August 5, officers responded to the 1800 block of Southlawn Avenue for a report of a person shot. Officers quickly located the adult male victim, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, on a nearby porch. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Greg Russell at (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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