Police ID 20-year-old man found shot to death in Henrico

Published: Oct. 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Police have identified the person killed on Wednesday in Henrico's Highland Springs area.

Henrico police and fire responded around 9:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Longstreet Avenue, near West Nine Mile Road, for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as Quinton Peter King, 20, of Henrico with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors next to the home say they heard about six gunshots, and then saw the King's body on the pavement at the end of the block.

"I peaked around the bushes, and I saw a vehicle right in this area not moving," said Eric Magruder, who heard the gunfire while on his back porch. "Seven or eight minutes later the sirens came, and there were 20 cop cars all over the place."

Witnesses say police detained at least a couple people at the scene after the shooting. However, investigators currently say they have no one in custody and no charges have been pressed.

King's brother, who showed up at the home Thursday, says his 20-year-old sibling often visited the house to practice music and hang out.

King's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who will determine the manner and cause of death. Detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Detectives can choose not to press charges in a homicide, if it is determined to be self-defense.

There are still no charges, and police are not seeking any suspects.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call Henrico police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Copyright 2017 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12