Man Arrested In Early Morning Murder

911 Call Sends Police To East End

December 12, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Henrico Police have arrested Robert Thorpe, Jr., and charged him with second degree murder. (Henrico Police)

(Henrico Police)


Varina, Va. ( - At 3:36 this morning, Henrico Police say they received a 9-1-1- hang-up from a home along the 7700 block of Wilton Road. Dispatchers were able to update officers while en route to the scene, indicating there was still an open line and yelling in the background, and the possibility shots were fired.

Spokesman Ltieutenant Matt Pecka says officers arrived on the scene to find man dead. Detectives have identified the victim as Konner Englehart, 22, of Henrico County. A second man, also injured, was transported, treated, and released from the hospital. Police are not identifying him but reports are that the second victim is the first victim's twin brother.  Detectives have arrested and charged Robert Arthur Thorpe, Jr., 34, of Chesterfield County. He has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  No word on the relationship between Thorpe and the victims.

Police Detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with this crime.