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Police charge juvenile with Henrico man’s mysterious murder

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 16:30:56-05
The victim, Brandon Nathaniel Wright – 21 years old.

The victim, Brandon Nathaniel Wright – 21 years old.

HENRICO, Va. — Last week Henrico officers found an adult male victim deceased at the intersection of Green Pasture and Hanover Roads.

Brandon Nathaniel Wright, age 21, of the 100 block of N. Rose Avenue in Highland Springs, was found deceased with obvious signs of trauma.

The police announced two arrests have been made that are related to Wright’s death.

Henrico Detectives have charged a 17-year-old juvenile male with Wright’s murder. Additionally, detectives have charged Darrin Christopher Evans, age 18,  with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied vehicle relating to the murder of Wright.

Darrin Christopher Evans (18)

Darrin Christopher Evans (18)

Further details are not being released at this time, police said.

Last week CBS 6 attended the family vigil held for Wright. “On this cold night we are missing him right now,” announced a pastor Wednesday evening as friends and family gathered in New Kent outside a hair salon where Wright’s mother works.  They paid tribute to a young man that murdered in what is usually referred to as cold blood.

Wright was well-known in the area and police believe there are people close to him that know what went down at the intersection.

The call police responded to was for shots fired.  They found Wright dead in the middle of the street with obvious signs of trauma. Those are haunting details that have his family reeling.  “He was very protective,” said Williams. “He loved his family.”

“He was very protective,” said his cousin Erica Williams. “He loved his family.”

“The motive and cause of death is unknown, and detectives are continuing their investigation,” Henrico police said in a statement.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.