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Boyfriend arrested after 28-year-old woman fatally shot in West End

Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 19:08:07-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A female died from gunfire Tuesday night, in the West End. Police identified 28-year-old Corey Taylor Detreville of Henrico as the victim.

Henrico Police and Fire responded to a home in the 1300 block of Westridge Road for a report of shooting at 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officers located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Henrico Police arrested 33-year-old Brian Codie True at the scene.

He has been charged with second-degree murder and is incarcerated in the Henrico County Jail.

It is unclear what led up to the shooting, but Detreville's sister said Brian True and her sister were dating at the time of the shooting. She said he told detectives the shooting was accidental.

Family members described Detreville as an outspoken and good-hearted person.

Her sister said she was a loving and devoted mother to her two young boys.

She said Detreville was planning to visit the family next week in Tennessee.

The family is devastated as they now try to understand how such a tragedy had to happen.

Chris Godfrui said he woke up to police swarming the home next door on West Ridge Road.

“There had to be five or six cars here. I did see someone driving a CSI car and someone photographing the entire property,” said Godfrui. “You knew something bad had happened.”

And whether or not the shooting was an accident, neighbors are uneasy.

“It's terribly sad either way," Godfrui said.

True was given a court-appointed attorney and is scheduled to appear in court again in October.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by their tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.