12-year-old charged with shooting murder of 15-year-old after playing video games

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with killing a 15-year-old boy in Richmond, according to police.

A 12-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

The shooting was reported at about 8:23 p.m. Thursday on Redd Street. Family members identify the victim as 15-year-old Nathaniel Bankston.

Both the suspect and Bankston were playing video games and eating pizza at a local convenience store just about an hour before the shooting, sources told WTVR.

Those sources say Bankston was shot in the head and took several rounds to other parts of his body. He was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died from his injuries.


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