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Police search for killer of Chesterfield teenager

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 08:29:14-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The killer or killers of a teenage boy remained at large Monday, as Chesterfield Police tried to work leads in the weekend killing.

Friends are left to remember Matoaca High School junior, Eric Reid, who loved life, and loved his family.

"I’m angry, I can't really talk to nobody,” said Quemonte Fitzgerald. He said he and his twin brother were very close to Reid. “I'm just mad."

"We’d play video games, go fishing, go shopping,” said Quemoni Fitzgerald. “We played basketball, football, we’d make money together. We did a lot of things.”

Reid was shot to death Saturday night in the 4100 block of Hickory Road. Crime insider sources say multiple shots were fired, and the teen died on the scene.

"We are investigating to figure out what happened,” said Capt. Mike Breeden with Chesterfield Police. “We are looking for a suspect, but don't have much, because it recently occurred."

Reid is described as a lovable and polite young man. His friends said he was the oldest of several siblings who looked up to him.

He was a hard-worker, juggling jobs at McDonald's and Cook Out, often bragging about how he wanted to buy his mom and sisters things.

Reid's friends said they would also reap the benefits of his work ethic.

"Friday he stayed up with him and Q on the phone,” said a third friend, Amari Mays. “It was my birthday and he sent me $25, the first person to give me anything."

Reid's friends said they're learning virtually right now, and that their grief makes it even harder to focus.

Police believe teens in Ettrick know what happened to Reid and encourage them to come forward with information.