Chesterfield college reflects on student shot, killed in South Richmond

Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 11:29 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A solemn tribute was held Wednesday for a local college student killed in South Richmond earlier this month.

Ricky Seldon, who was studying for a business degree at Bryant & Stratton College, was gunned down the night of Oct. 11. He was driving a gray Infiniti that is nowhere to be found.

“His life was cut short…It was so devastating. It broke my heart,” Dr. Christine Fuselier said.

Seldon was her beloved student and a big part of Bryant & Stratton College.

“We were like his family. He was here every day. He talked to us. He was like ‘hey, make sure you all have your mask on,'” she said, recalling his upbeat personality.

He was funny, outgoing and had big goals for the future.

“He was very interested in doing something to help the community because he wanted to help people get on the same path that he was. He talked about how he struggled a little bit and then he was trying to help be an inspiration to other young men, and he was really on the right trajectory,” Fuselier said.

Someone shot Seldon on Oct. 11 on Erich Road in South Richmond around 11:30 p.m. Shortly after the shooting, police released images of what he was wearing that night in hopes someone may have seen him.

Stock images of the shirt and pants.
Stock images of the shirt and pants.(Richmond Police)
Pictures of what the victim was wearing.
Pictures of what the victim was wearing.(Richmond Police)

Police say his gray Infiniti QX56 is stolen. They haven’t found the car or the person who shot him.

Wednesday night, his college held a vigil to allow people to grieve and reflect on the good times.

“We hope that whoever did this that they are brought to justice…and we hope that just like Ricky, people embrace life and live life to its fullest,” Fuselier said.

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