Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Juveniles Arrested for School Burglaries and Shooting

June 7, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has arrested three juveniles for burglarizing two public school buildings in recent weeks and shooting a Richmond Public Schools employee.

At approximately, 7:37 p.m., yesterday, June 6, RPD officers responded to a burglar alarm at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School at 2300 1st Avenue. They quickly detained three male juveniles, ages 10, 11, and 11.
During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that the juveniles were also involved in a burglary of the Norrell Annex building at 201 West Graham Road on May 1 in which a Richmond Public Schools employee was shot. She suffered a non-life threatening wound.

The three juveniles are also believed to have burglarized the Norrell Annex building the weekend before the shooting.

They have each been charged with two counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Robbery, and one count of the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
Additional charges are expected to be filed.

“The shooting at Norrell Annex had a huge effect on the Barton Heights neighborhood,” said 4th Precinct Captain Jody Blackwell. “We are pleased to be able to tell those residents that we have arrested those responsible. Still, it is a concern that juveniles of that age are committing such violent acts.”

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