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Police make arrest in Orangedale Avenue homicide
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Police make arrest in Orangedale Avenue homicide

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An Albemarle County man was arrested Saturday night in a fatal shooting on Orangedale Avenue in Charlottesville, according to a news release.

Charlottesville police officers responded to the 800 block of Orangedale after they received a report of a single gunshot at 9:11 p.m. Saturday. Officers at the scene found a man lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound and performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived.

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Tiewan Levert Benston, 41 of Charlottesville, was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers apprehended Bryan Garick Hatcher, 44, a short distance from the scene, according to the release.

Hatcher was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He’s being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail pending an initial court appearance in Charlottesville General District Court on Monday.

Those with information related to the case should contact investigating detectives at (434) 970-3985.

— Staff reports

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