25-year-old charged with murder after man found shot to death at Petersburg gas station

The Tri-Cities

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder following a shooting Sunday afternoon at a Marathon gas station in Petersburg.

Authorities said the deadly shooting occurred on the 1900 block of Boydton Plank Road around 12:35 p.m. When officers arrived they found a man shot to death inside a car.

The victim was identified as 30-year-old Martaz Thompson.

PPD told 8News that as of last week there had been 10 shootings in the city since Sept. 1. This shooting brings the city’s total to at least 11.

Less than 12 hours after the shooting, Petersburg Police arrested Isaiah Rashad Friend. He has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Isaiah Rashad Friend was charged with murder. (Photo: Petersburg Police)

Friend is being held without bond.

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