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Police arrest 2 in north Richmond murder

Nicholas Thomas and Octavis Green (Source: Richmond Police)
Nicholas Thomas and Octavis Green (Source: Richmond Police)
Published: May. 11, 2018 at 9:17 AM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2018 at 5:21 PM EDT
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Police say a "young man" is being treated for life-threatening injuries. (Source: NBC12)
Police say a "young man" is being treated for life-threatening injuries. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - One person is dead and two people are in jail after a shooting on Alvis Avenue.

On May 11, police responded to Alvis Avenue near Brookland Park Boulevard around 2 a.m. where the victim - 22-year-old Russell J. Long of Richmond - was found shot several times. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Richmond Police and U.S. Marshals tracked down two suspects: 17-year-old Octavis Green and 20-year-old Nicholas Thomas.

Green is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (x2), and robbery. Thomas is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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

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