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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The man who police say shot a robber in the Union Hill neighborhood is now being charged with second degree murder.
Witnesses say Eric Driver, 25 and a student at VCU, came out of his home to find his girlfriend being held at gunpoint by a masked thief who was attempting to break into her car. They say he rushed to her defense, shooting the man six times.
The man shot, Jamal Holman, 24, was rushed to VCU Medical Center with his mask still on, where he later died.
Police confirmed that Holman did break into the vehicle. Originally, police were not calling the case a homicide investigation.
Around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, Richmond Police began investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of East Leigh Street.
24-year-old Jamal Holman was found shot, and was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died.
Police arrested Eric Driver, Jr., 25, of the 500 block of North 22nd Street, and charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Officials say Holman had broken into a vehicle.
Driver then confronted Holman, which led to an altercation resulting in the shooting of Holman.
It's unsure if Holman had a weapon on him at the time.
Stay with 8News for updates.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
After a shooting, I think there should always be an investigation. Get all the facts out in the open.