HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico High School families and staff were notified Friday morning that a senior on the women’s basketball team, Diamond Brown-Mosby, had died.
Eileen Cox, the official spokesperson for Henrico County Public Schools, confirmed with 8News that Diamond was the shooting victim in the incident on Interstate-64 that took place Thursday afternoon.
“Diamond was a kind young woman and a talented student-athlete. Her loss will be felt on every walkway and classroom in our school,” said Principal Karin Castillo-Rose in an email.
Rose went on to say that school counselors, psychologists and school social workers have all been made available to students during this difficult time.
“In times of grief, we naturally want to come together and support one another,” Rose said. “At this time, we would like to respect the privacy of Diamond’s family, but we will update you on opportunities to offer support as they become available. In the meantime, I ask that you keep her family in your thoughts.”
The I-64 incident, as reported by Henrico Police
According to Henrico Police, the shooting occurred sometime before 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.
Diamond was the passenger in a car that pulled over on I-64, asking police for help after she had been shot, and was seriously injured.
The driver had attempted to take Diamond to a hospital before spotting a Virginia State Trooper and a VDOT Safety Service Patrol (SSP) vehicle on the side of the highway.
It was just after 4 p.m., along I-64 westbound on the Shockoe Valley Bridge, when the driver pulled over and asked for assistance.
The state trooper and VDOTSSP gave aid to Diamond while waiting for emergency crews to respond. According to police, she was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
On Friday morning, Henrico Police confirmed that Diamond had not survived and that they would be updating the classification of the investigation to a homicide.
By Friday afternoon, Henrico Police had charged and arrested a juvenile in connection to the incident. The juvenile was charged with petitions of attempted robbery and murder.
The juvenile’s identity has not been disclosed but they are currently being held at Henrico Juvenile Detention Home.
Detectives are encouraging those in the community with information about this incident to come forward with information. All tips may be anonymous by either using the P3Tips app on your smartphone or by calling 804-780-1000. Anyone with information can also contact Detective Seay at 804-501-7323.