RICHMOND (WRIC)—Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring says authorities know who shot and killed 16-year-old Robert Lee Fox on Tuesday morning.
Fox, of Hanover County, was shot around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 on the 3600 block of McRand Street in Richmond. He was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later that afternoon. According to Fox's relatives, the teen was shot in the back of the head.
Herring says the shooter has not yet been arrested.
"We know the identity of the person who filed the fatal shot," Herring says. "We know the identity of at least one other person who precipitated the shooting."
Sources tell ABC 8 News that Fox may have been breaking into cars with friends near McRand Street when a car owner came outside and had a confrontation with Fox before shooting him. Investigators are now trying to determine whether Fox was shot in self-defense or defense of property.
"By slow, I mean we are going to take our time and talk to as many people as we can," Herring said. "We are going to examine the scene, recreate what we can.
Relatives say Fox was shot in the back of the head. Legal experts say where the teen was shot will be a big factor in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting "iTip" followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637).
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