Man arrested for gas station murder

Posted at 8:34 AM, Oct 26, 2020

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police arrested a Petersburg man for murder.

Officers were called to the Salem and Sons gas station on Boydton Plank Road for a shooting at about 12:35 p.m. Sunday.

Once on scene, officers found 30-year-old Martaz Thompson dead inside a vehicle.

Later that evening, police arrested 25-year-old Isaiah Rashad Friend and charged him with Thompson's murder.

Police have not yet said what led to the shooting, nor why Friend was considered a suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call 804-732-4222.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.



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