Police arrest man for allegedly killing 35-year-old Hopewell man

Police arrest man for allegedly killing 35-year-old Hopewell man
On Saturday, police arrested 21-year-old Deante Henry in the shooting death of a 35-year-old Hopewell man. (Source: Hopewell Police Department)

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Police have arrested a man they believe shot and killed a 35-year-old Hopewell man on Friday.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of Atlantic Street just before 4:30 p.m. for the report of a person with a gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as Earl Thomas Osborne, 35, of Hopewell. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Earl Thomas Osborne
Earl Thomas Osborne (Source: Hopewell Police)

Osborne’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Saturday, police arrested 21-year-old Deante Henry for first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon and shooting in a public place.

Henry is now being held at the Riverside Regional Jail awaiting his arraignment.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-541-2284 or CrimeSolvers at 804-541-2202.

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