Petersburg man arrested for murder of teenager

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PETERSBURG, Va. – Petersburg Police made an arrest Monday evening, in connection to the overnight shooting death of 19-year-old William C. Elmore Jr.

A 20-year-old Petersburg resident was arrested for murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Rau’shawn A. Newbey of South Jefferson Street, Petersburg was arrested and incarcerated at Riverside Jail.

Police responded to the area of High Pearl Street and St. Mark Street in Petersburg for a shooting at about 1:40 a.m. Monday.

“Police arrived to that area to find [Elmore] suffering multiple gunshot wounds,” Petersburg Police Captain Brian Braswell said. “Elmore Jr. was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, hours later, at approximately 6 a.m.”

Witnesses said they heard an argument or fighting prior to the gunshots. The search for evidence and witnesses remains on-going.

If you have any information or believe that you heard or saw anything in that area, please contact the Petersburg/ Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212 or the Petersburg Police Non- Emergency (804) 732-4222.

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