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Man charged in August shooting of death of Richmond teen

Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 13:13:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. – A man has been charged in connection to the homicide of a Richmond man on the city’s Northside in August.

Police responded to the 1400 block of Chestnut Street for the report of a shooting on August 26.

Upon arrival, officers found 18-year-old Drequan X. Trice suffering from a gunshot wound. Trice was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are now investigating the shooting death as a homicide.

Tywania Vassell

Detectives arrested Tywania Vassell, 25, of Richmond in connection with the case. He has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.