RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in Virginia have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a 22-year-old Ellsworth Airman who was killed while on leave from the South Dakota base.

KOTA reports police arrested 23-year-old Marcus Devall Wingate Tuesday in Virginia in connection with the murder of Richard Glenn Redick, Jr., after receiving an anonymous tip.

Redick was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D.. Police say he was on leave visiting his wife in Virginia when he was shot on Aug. 31.

He had served with the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron since 2009.

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