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Virginia Man Wanted For Murder Taken Into Custody After Barricading Himself In Apartment With Child: Police

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Source: Henrico Police; UNSPLASH

Dec. 19 2022, Published 4:23 p.m. ET

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A standoff in Virginia lasting hours involving a man wanted for murder ended with his arrest and rescue of a young child, authorities said.

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Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, officers in Henrico County responded to an apartment building in reference to a domestic incident, WRIC reported.

Police said one person at the location refused medical attention and a second person, identified as Kelvin K. Johnson, 27, had barricaded himself and the child in an apartment.

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Investigators on the scene learned Johnson had an outstanding homicide warrant from late last summer. Over the next four and a half hours, police said, officers attempted to get the suspect to leave the apartment and finally succeeded in taking him into custody just after noon.

Johnson faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder, firearm counts, domestic assault, abduction and strangulation, according to WRIC.

The station reported Johnson is accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Edwin Lee Burgess Jr. on Sept. 7.

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