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Teen arrested, charged with murdering Henrico middle school student

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 22:23:02-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- One day after 13-year-old Lucia Bremer was shot and killed along Hickoryridge Road in the Gayton Forest West subdivision, a person has been taken into custody, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. A CBS 6 news crew was there Saturday afternoon as Henrico Police searched a home along Falconbridge Drive, near the shooting scene, in Henrico's West End.

Police were seen taking someone from that home into custody.

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Suspect arrested in murder of Quioccasin Middle School student Lucia Bremer

Crime Insider sources told Burkett the home on Falconbridge Drive is the home of a person of interest in the shooting.

Henrico Police later confirmed the information.

"Henrico Police has the person in custody responsible for yesterday's homicide. During the early afternoon hours, Henrico detectives took a juvenile male into custody after obtaining petitions for second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by juvenile, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The juvenile, whose identity is being withheld because of his age, will be transported, and processed at the Henrico County Sheriff's Office," Henrico Police spokesperson Lt. Matt Pecka wrote in an email. "

Police have also not yet said what may have prompted the shooting.

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Lucia Bremer

Remembering Lucia

Lucia Bremer's family posted about their daughter on the Liberty Tree Farm Facebook page.

"Liberty Tree Farm is saddened to report that our beloved daughter and joyful farmer, Lucia Whalen Bremer, was killed in a senseless act of gun violence on March 26,"
the post read. "Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts as we navigate the next few weeks."

The farm is registered to Lucia's father Jonathan Bremer, according to state business filings.

Lucia Bremer, who attended Quioccasin Middle School, was walking with a friend along Hickoryridge Road in the Gayton Forest West subdivision around 4:30 p.m. when someone approached the girls and shot Bremer, according to police. Bremer was pronounced deceased later that evening.

The gunman ran away from the shooting scene.

Investigators initially put out an alert to neighbors about an armed and dangerous gunman on the run.

Police used the reverse 911 system to alert the community.

This continues to be a developing story. Anyone with information was asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5794.