19-year-old arrested for murder of teenage girl in Richmond

Brandon Payne, 19

RICHMOND (KRON) — Police arrested a 19-year-old man for killing a 16-year-old girl in Richmond on Tuesday, according to police.

Brandon Payne, of Richmond, was arrested for the fatal shooting of Bay Point resident Mauriana Seymore.

Officer received a 911 call of a possible shooting in the 400 block of South 12th Street in Richmond’s Southern District, police said.

When officers arrived, they found Seymore lying on the floor of the home suffering from a gunshot wound.

She was shot in the upper torso and succumbed to her injuries at the scene, police said.

Detectives quickly identified the suspect as Payne and arrested him near the residence.

Officers also collected the firearm allegedly used in the killing, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective D. Wellhausen at (510) 620-6860.

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