Juvenile suspect apprehended after shooting near Henrico County schools

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Two public schools in Henrico County were temporarily locked down after a nearby shooting and police search Thursday morning.

Police have since confirmed that they have apprehended a juvenile suspect who they say was involved in the shooting in the area of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and Meriweather Avenue and the schools have been reopened.

When police arrived they say they found an adult victim who was then transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police also said that the officer who responded witnessed the suspect fleeing on foot. Police then established a perimeter to contain the suspect’s movement. As a result, Laburnum Elementary School and Henrico High School were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. School officials cautioned that no incident happened at the schools and that everyone at the schools is safe.

Police were able to use K9 officers and an aerial unit to locate a juvenile suspect who they took into custody without incident.

The investigation also determined that the shooting was related to a burglary in the 5000 block of Sora Drive. The shooting victim encountered the burglary suspect at the intersection of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike and Meriwether Avenue and the victim was shot.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and several charges are anticipated for the suspect.

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