Child finds shooting suspect on her front porch: 'I was too young to die'
Early Tuesday morning, the Scott family awoke to hear their 6-year-old daughter frantically yelling and running down the stairs.
"Harper came running down the stairs saying she heard gunshots," Sarah Scott told WTVR. "She kept saying, 'I was too young to die.'"
Harper said she heard several gunshots around 2 a.m. that day.
Richmond Police confirmed a juvenile shooting victim walked into VCU Medical Center a few hours later with two gunshot wounds in his back that were considered life-threatening.
Scott said that just moments after the gunshots went off, she found a man sitting on her front porch. According to WTVR, officers later told her that he was a friend of the shooting victim.
"He wanted to blend in like he lived here so officers would leave him alone," Scott told WTVR. "I believe he had the gun sitting under him and when the cops pulled up he just sat here and he didn't try to run. They just arrested him."
Sure enough, security cameras captured him running and attempting to break into the Scott family home to hide from the police.
"He was running around the corner, he wiped out and slid across the ground," she described to WTVR. "His hat came off and his gun slid across the ground. He was in the backyard trying to come in the backdoor, but it was locked and so he came around the front but the door was locked also."
Officers later arrested the man in their front yard.