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Henrico teen arrested for killing Hanover teen

Posted at 10:12 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 10:13:10-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police arrested 18-year-old Benjamin Newton, of Henrico County, for the May 11 shooting death of 18-year-old Brittney J. Peyton of Hanover County.

Newton was charged with involuntary manslaughter and shooting within an occupied dwelling, according to Henrico Police.

Peyton was killed Tuesday morning at about 7:45 a.m. in an apartment complex along the 7600 block of Beth Road, near Staples Mill Road, in the West End.

Newton is being held without bond.

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Police have not released details about a motive in the shooting.

Anyone with information about Tuesday's shooting was asked to call Detective Noah at 804-501-5581.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.