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Man arrested in Petersburg teen's shooting death

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Oliver Spratley
Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 19:20:31-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police have a man in custody after a teenager was shot and killed late Friday night.

Petersburg Police say officers responded to the 1400 block of Talley Avenue for the report of a person shot at approximately 9:05 p.m. on March 26.

On scene officers located a 17-year-old male victim suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he later died, according to officials.

After investigating police arrested 18- year-old Oliver Spratley.

He was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of the 17-year-old.

Police said he is currently being held pending his appearance in court.