Henrico woman killed in domestic dispute, suspect arrested

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HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide after a woman was found dead Friday night.

James Stevenson, 59, of Henrico County was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Henrico Police said.

Police told 8news, officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of Shirleydale Avenue just before 10:45 p.m. When they arrived, they found a woman, identified as 47 year old Maria Elaine Gillette, dead at the scene. Stevenson was stopped and taken into custody within 15 minutes from the initial report of the shooting.

The home on Shirleydale Ave. neighbors tell 8News the domestic homicide took place. Photo: Sabrina Shutters/8News

According to Henrico Police, the woman was involved in a ‘domestic dispute’ prior to her death.

Several neighbors 8News spoke with say they are shocked something like this has happened in a neighborhood that’s usually quiet.

If you or someone you know is involved with domestic violence, visit Henrico County Police’s domestic violence assistance page HERE.

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