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Richmond Police make arrest in connection with fatal shooting

Officers responded a report of a deceased person on Hickory Drive around 2 p.m. Friday.
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RICHMOND, Ind. — A person was arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman Friday afternoon in Richmond, Indiana.

Richmond Police responded to a report of a deceased person on Hickory Drive around 2 p.m. Friday. Officers found the body of 34-year-old Jessica Jane Hoffman, who had been shot twice in the chest, police said.

On Saturday, Vincent Joel Allen Hoffman, 24, was arrested by Richmond Police and held in the Wayne County Jail.

The investigation disclosed that Jessica had recently separated from Vincent and returned to Richmond from the Riverside, Ohio, area, police said. Investigators recovered evidence from Riverside with assistance from the Riverside Police Department.

Police said additional evidence was recovered in Wayne County along I-70.

RELATED: Indiana State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Wayne County

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