Details are still emerging, but an eleven year old boy was shot and killed in a home near Tonsler Park last night. A man in the home was wounded, too. The number of murders in Charlottesville is in the low single digits each year — we’ve even had zero — and when there are murders, it’s almost always drug or gang related. An eleven year old boy being (apparently) murdered is extraordinary.
3:30pm Update: 27-year-old Waverly “Eddie” Whitlock has turned himself into police in the murder of Walker Upper Elementary student Aziz Damar Booth. Police Chief Timothy Longo describes it as “a very complex crime scene investigation,” implying that this was not merely a robbery gone wrong, as it appears.