NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are searching for a 16-year old they sayshot and killed a city teen. Jerome Houston, 17, apparently died ofa single gunshot wound to the lower back early Saturdaymorning.
Police say Arnez Lenard Boyd has been classified a danger to thecommunity. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Boyd is wanted on charges of murder, use of a firearm in thecommission of a felony, and posession of a firearm by a felon.
He is described as 5'8" tall, weighing 110 pounds. Boyd'slast known address was in the 700 block of 44th Street in NewportNews.
Police are also looking for 19-year old Nahfis Nichols. While Nichols is wanted on three charges not related to the Houstonkilling, police believe he may have information related to thehomicide.
Saturday, Police responded to calls of multiple shots firedaround 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Lassiter Dr. Officers foundHouston on the ground.
According to a news release, police believe three malesapproached Houston, one of which pulled out a gun and startedshooting. All three fled the scene on foot. No one else wasinjured.
In Houston's neighborhood on Bellfield Dr., his friends werestill in disbelief. "One of my [friends] called me and told meJerome was gone, I'm thinking he got locked up or something, and Iknocked on his door," Justin Jarvis told WAVY.com. Jarvis saidHouston's mother came to the door in tears saying someone had "shother baby last night."
A woman who answered the door said no one from Houston's familywas available to speak to WAVY.com.
Still, police were able to talk to several witnesses in thearea.
"People don't know how to fight anymore, they want to pull out agun and be quick to take somebody's life, that's all it is,"another one of Houston's friends said of the tragedy.
Anyone with information that can help police located Boyd orNichols is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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