Lucia Bremer was shot a number of instances on Friday, forcing a close-by highschool in Henrico County, Virginia, to be positioned on a short lived lockdown.
The eighth grader was taken to a hospital the place she died of her wounds, the Richmond Times-Dispacth reported. The suspect was reportedly final seen fleeing the capturing earlier than the manhunt started.
The suspect, who has not been recognized due to his age, was taken into custody at a house a couple of half-mile from the place the capturing occurred, in response to the Henrico Citizen.
The suspect has been charged with second-degree homicide, experiences stated.
“Detectives worked tirelessly throughout the night to follow up on leads provided by our community partners,” Henrico police stated whereas saying the arrest Saturday.
Bremer’s household confirmed her loss of life in an announcement posted to Facebook on Saturday, writing they have been “saddened to report that our beloved daughter and joyful farmer, Lucia Whalen Bremer, was killed in a senseless act of gun violence on March 26,” the Times-Dispatch reported. “Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts as we navigate the next few weeks.”
Melanie Phipps, principal of Bremer’s Quioccasin Middle School in Richmond, described Lucia as “funny” and sensible,” adding that she was “heartbroken and devastated” over her killing.
She said students and staff were planning a virtual gathering for Sunday to grieve Lucia’s loss and the school plans to have an increased police presence Monday so everyone feels safe on a “most tough day,” in response to the Citizen.
David Whitehouse, Bremer’s English trainer stated, “In a yr of adverse days and weeks, this would be the most tough of my total profession.”
Police have referred to as the capturing sufferer a youngster however haven’t disclosed her title or age – regardless of the woman being recognized on social media by her household – as a result of she was a minor.