HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - One day after a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound ina Hampton parking lot, police say they've arrested a suspect.
Hampton police arrested 21-year-old Melvin Orlando Rushing Jr.,in connection with the shooting Tuesday.
The shooting victim, identified as 21-year-old Travis LamontJones, was later pronounced dead at the hospital. An investigationrevealed that the victim was robbed and shot while riding in avehicle in the area of Treechopt Road and Orcutt Avenue. His bodywas then dumped in a parking lot in the 5200 blk. of W. MercuryBlvd.
Witnesses reported seeing a male and a female pull the victimfrom a vehicle in the parking lot. No word on their status at thispoint.
Rushing has been charged with one count of murder, one count ofrobbery, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of afelony and one count of possession of a firearm by a convictedfelon.
Rushing is being held at the Hampton City Jail.
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing. If you haveany further information that may assist investigators in this case,call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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