A boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed an eighth grade girl in Virginia after a day-long manhunt.
Loved ones identified the victim as Lucia Whalen Bremer, a student at the Quioccasin Middle School in Richmond.
She was shot multiple times on Friday afternoon at the Gayton Forest West subdivision and died at an area hospital soon after.
Police said the suspected shooter fled the scene immediately after opening fire and was arrested on Saturday afternoon about a half-mile away.
His name has not been released due to his age but he is said to be facing charges including second-degree homicide, possession of a firearm by a juvenile, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Henrico Citizen.
Bremer’s family, who run a local produce business called Liberty Tree Farm, announced her death in a Facebook statement on Saturday.
Friday’s shooting shocked the Richmond community and forced a nearby high school into lockdown.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear and anyone with information is urged to contact the Henrico County Police at 804-501-5794.
Police previously described the suspect as a younger black male who is 5’8″ and 125lbs.