Petersburg Police search for murder suspect
The search continues this morning in the Petersburg area for a man suspected of shooting a teenager to death.
The shooting happened just after one Saturday morning.
Hyatt: They discovered a victim, Marcellus Crittenden, who had been shot and died at the scene.
Petersburg Police Department’s Esther Hyatt said the victim, who was 19, was shot outside of a birthday party he’d been attending.
Hyatt: From investigations, Petersburg police discovered that the suspect is Kaliph Abraham Bland III, and he is a 25 year-old, medium-brown complexion male. He stands 6 feet, 1 inches tall, 185 pounds. He has scars on his lower left chin and he is considered armed and dangerous.
After the first call, there were several more emergency calls saying the shooting was still going on.
Hyatt: Therefore, we did have deputies from Dinwiddie, as well as the State Police, assisting us with the crime scene.
Anyone with information about Bland or his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Solvers at 861-1212.
John Ogle, WCVE News