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Shooting victim was 'churchgoing man,' as police say suspect arrested for his murder

shooting victim was churchgoing man suspect arrested for his murder
Source: Richmond Police Department, Mega

Jan. 17 2022, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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A 36-year-old Virginia man died from a gunshot wound and now police say a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to his murder.

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Around 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 14, police said they were called to a location in Richmond, Virginia, after reports came in of a person being shot.

At the scene, officers said they found 36-year-old Rupert Haughton unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. Police pronounced Haughton dead at the scene.

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An investigation ensued and detectives said they arrested 27-year-old Zakell Johnson. He was charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, 8News reported.

8News talked with loved ones of Haughton, who said he was a churchgoing man and he made a tremendous impact on the lives of those around him. Michelle Penn told 8News, “He loved God, he loved people and he loved music.”

The investigation is still open and people are asking anyone with information to call Major Crimes Det. M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533.

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