Man charged with killing family member in Henrico

Man killed in shooting in Henrico

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting death on Monahan Road.

Henrico police responded to the call of shots being fired into the air in the 6800 block of Bonham Road at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and found a man dead on the scene.

James Thomas Seay, 26, was arrested for the murder of Steven Ray Seay, 47. Police said the two are related.

James Seay was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Maurice Allen and his wife Gloria live just down the street from where it happened. They say the crime scene is the last thing they expected to find when they got home Tuesday evening.

“You know, I hate to see it happen to anybody really," said Maurice. ”Good people don’t deserve it."

“There’s no such thing as a safe place,” said Gloria.

Police have not released any information about a potential suspect and have not said what led to the shooting.

A large crowd of family and friends gathered nearby at Pioneer Baptist Church in Henrico.

“The faces weren’t happy,” said Maurice. “Nobody wants to see a police presence all over the place and roads blocked off, it’s uncomfortable.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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