Two suspects arrested in Richmond fatal shooting; teen charged with murder


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that took place last Friday.

Octavis Green, 17, was also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and robbery. 

Nicholas L. Thomas, 20, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

At approximately 1:58 a.m., on May 11, officers responded to the 3100 block of Alvis Avenue for reports of a person shot. Richmond Police arrived on the scene to discover Russell J. Long, 22, in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Long was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues. 

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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