Shooting suspect arrested two days after death of 22-year-old in Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred on Treehaven Drive on Monday.

The shooting in Richmond’s Southwood neighborhood left 22-year-old Saul Alejandro Martinez Barrera dead. The suspect initially fled the scene and was apprehended on Wednesday.

Police say they arrested 23-year-old Elijah Evans and charged him with murder.

Both the victim and suspected shooter are Richmond residents.

According to police, the shooting took place Monday evening around 6:45 p.m. At the scene, officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of an apartment. Officials declared him dead at the scene.

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