Man arrested for fatally shooting woman in Petersburg

The suspect was on the scene when officers arrived and taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was on the scene when officers arrived and taken into custody without incident.(Petersburg Police Department)
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 7:31 AM EST
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A man is now behind bars following a fatal shooting in Petersburg.

Petersburg police were called to the 100 block of Perry Street shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 due to reports of a person shot.

When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

Police say the suspect, identified as Justin Rawlings, was on the scene when police arrived and taken into custody.

Rawlins has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He is currently being held until his appearance in court.