Petersburg man arrested in Wednesday night homicide

Petersburg man arrested in Wednesday night homicide

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - A Petersburg man faces homicide and firearm charges after a Wednesday night shooting death.

Detectives arrested Marcus Lee Harris, 34, in connection with the death of Thomas Lee Williams. Police say the 51-year-old was found shot in the 1200 block of High Pearl Street and died at the scene. Harris is being held at Riverside Regional Jail without bond.

The homicide came less than a half-hour after a call for a shooting at the intersection of Slagle and Hare streets. A person leaving the Pin Oak apartments in a car was shot around 9:35 p.m., according to police. The victim was treated at Southside Regional Medical Center. and is expected to survive.

Police say they are not investigating the two shootings as related incidents.

Police ask anyone who has information about any crime in the Petersburg or Dinwiddie County area to call Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

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