Man arrested in connection to Petersburg homicide

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PETERSBURG, Va. — A Petersburg man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a 30-year-old man on Wednesday, October 26.

Michael M. Gilchrist, 23, has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Michael M. Gilchrist

Michael M. Gilchrist

Gilchrist was wanted in connection to the shooting death of Dionte Mason of Petersburg. Investigators believe Gilchrist and Mason had been involved in an altercation just prior to the shooting.

The shooting happened at approximately 9:03 p.m. in the 2100 block of Richmond Avenue.

When officers arrived to the scene they located Mason suffering from a gunshot wound located at the edge of the roadway. He was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

Gilchrist is currently incarcerated at Riverside Regional Jail.

If you have any additional information about the shooting, you are asked to contact Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or the Petersburg Police Non- Emergency line at 804-732-4222.

Google Map for coordinates 37.238212 by -77.369250.

2100 Richmond Ave, Petersburg, VA 23803

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