Petersburg homicide suspect arrested in North Carolina

Shawn Kirkland
Shawn Kirkland(Petersburg Police)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2021 at 5:27 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg police said a homicide suspect has been arrested in North Carolina.

The deadly shooting happened in the 500 block of Mingea Street around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 in Petersburg.

Shawn Kirkland, 29, of Petersburg, was arrested in Chapel Hill with the help of Petersburg law enforcement partners.

Police said the victim in the Aug. 3 shooting was identified as Corey Seward, 32, of Petersburg.

Kirkland is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held pending extradition back to Petersburg.

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