9-year-old Richmond boy killed while defending his sister from rapist

A 9-year-old Richmond boy was beaten to death Thursday night while trying to save his 11-year-old sister from being raped.

According to WTVR, the children were playing on the railroad tracks in the south part of the city when a person approached them and attempted to rape the girl.

The girl’s brother attempted to intervene but was beaten and died as a result.

Warrants have been obtained for a teenager who is believed to be connected to the incident. The teen has been located and is being “medically evaluated.”