8-year-old boy killed trying to protect sister from rapist
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A young boy was killed Thursday evening while trying to protect his sister.
Friends and family members say the little boy was trying to defend his 12-year-old sister.
According to relatives, the sister and brother were playing near their backyard when they were approached by a stranger.
The little boy was hit in the head with a brick when he tried to protect his sister from the suspect.
He died as a result of his injuries.
The girl was raped and is now recovering in an area hospital.
WTVR says warrants have been obtained for a teenager believed to be connected to the attack.