An “distinctive” 13-year-old lady in Virginia was shot lifeless — and a minor boy has now been arrested for her homicide, in response to police, household and studies.
Lucia Whalen Bremer, an eighth-grader at Quioccasin Center Faculty in Richmond, Virginia, was gunned down Friday round 4:30 p.m. whereas strolling by means of the Gayton Forest West subdivision in town’s suburbs, in response to police and native outlet WTVR.
On Saturday afternoon, the Henrico County Police Division arrested a juvenile male they mentioned was answerable for the crime and charged him with second diploma homicide, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and use of a firearm in the fee of a felony.
The division is withholding the suspect’s title and age as a result of he’s a juvenile and being charged as such.
On Saturday morning, Bremer’s mother and father posted on their household farm’s Fb web page confirming the demise of their daughter.
“Liberty Tree Farm is saddened to report that our beloved daughter and joyful farmer, Lucia Whalen Bremer, was killed in a mindless act of gun violence on March 26. Thanks for protecting our household in your ideas as we navigate the following few weeks,” the submit reads.
“In case you have any data to assist assist the continued investigation, please contact the Henrico County Police at 804-501-5794.”
Melanie Phipps, the principal of Quioccasin Center Faculty, despatched a missive to folks Saturday saying she is “heartbroken and devastated” by Bremer’s demise, in response to the Richmond Instances-Dispatch.
“Phrases can barely start to explain the tragedy and loss for our group and past, however I’ll attempt,” Phipps wrote in the letter, in response to the outlet.
“Lucia was humorous. She beloved to inform jokes and made individuals snigger. She was an incredible public speaker, and you’d simply hear in awe as she spoke. Lucia was sensible past her years. Speaking to her didn’t really feel like speaking to a center schooler.”
Phipps known as Bremer “distinctive,” “actually one-of-a-kind,” “courageous, hardworking and sort to everybody.”
“Her smile would gentle up your complete room. In actual fact, her mom informed me that Lucia’s title means ‘gentle,’ which is simply the proper option to describe her. She radiated happiness, and he or she beloved our college,” the message learn.
Bremer was additionally a soccer participant for the Richmond Strikers, a touring soccer membership, the outlet reported.
“All people in the Strikers household is devastated by this, in addition to everybody in the soccer group,” Jay Howell, govt director of the Richmond Strikers, mentioned.
“I recognize everyone’s assist, not solely from the Strikers household, but in addition from the Kickers and Richmond United and everyone concerned…. She goes to be extraordinarily missed, and we’re all devastated by her loss.”