Arrests made in gun violence incidents
Both Albemarle County and Charlottesville police have announced the arrest of individuals alleged to be involved in recent gun violence.
This morning, Charlottesville Police announced the arrest yesterday of 19-year-old Raymaqu’a Antonio Nicholas of Charlottesville in the February 22 murder of 20-year-old Gordonsville resident Nicklous Pendleton. The suspect was taken into custody yesterday after an investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigations, The United States Attorney’s Office, and The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
Yesterday, officers with the Albemarle County Police Department arrested a 13-year-old at a private school on Earlysville Road after a tip that the person had a firearm.
“Upon seeing ACPD officers, the armed juvenile suspect fled the area on foot,” reads the release. “Shortly after running from police, the 13-year-old was located hiding in a dumpster and taken into custody without incident.”
The release states that police believe the person is linked to recent gun violence.
This morning, Albemarle Police announced the arrest of 21-year-old Taquarius Olando Catoe-Anderson on charges filed in the City of Charlottesville. They are two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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