Richmond police make arrest in Coalter St. homicide

Richmond police make arrest in Coalter St. homicide

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department has made one arrest in connection with Sunday's Coalter Street homicide that claimed the life of a 15-year-old.

Detectives arrested a 16-year-old male who lives in the 1300 block of Coalter Street. The juvenile, not identified by police, has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied building, burglary while armed and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

At approximately 1:25 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 1400 block of Coalter Street for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and found Zyemontae Redd, 15, of the 4300 block of Hillbrook Avenue, Henrico, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Two other males found in the area of Coalter and Redd streets were suffering from gunshot wounds that detectives believe occurred during the same incident. Their injuries are not life threatening.

Detectives received multiple tips from the community that aided the investigation and wish to thank citizens for their assistance. Detectives believe there may be more than one suspect in this case and ask the public to continue to provide information.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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