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Police say man fatally shot co-worker at Virginia hospital following an altercation

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May 10, 2023
By The Associated Press

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An altercation between two co-workers at a Virginia hospital led to a fatal shooting early Wednesday, police said.

Richmond police said they are working with the VCU Police Department to investigate the shooting at the VCU Medical Center.

Police said in a news release that officers from both departments received an emergency call at about 12:04 a.m. reporting shots fired and an active threat inside the medical center. Officers determined that the two employees had an altercation in a stairwell, which resulted in one of the co-workers shooting the other. Police identified the victim as Ty’Quan White, 25, of Richmond.

Police said the shooting suspect, Christopher Boisseau, 24, of Henrico, was taken into custody and charged with maliciously shooting within a building. They said additional charges are pending. It could not immediately be determined if Boisseau has retained a lawyer to represent him.

VCU police briefly locked down the building. No other injuries were reported.


Police did not immediately release details on what jobs the men held at the hospital.


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