Hampton homicide suspects arrested in Baltimore following pursuit


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A dramatic scene unfolded in Baltimore County Friday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of two people suspected in a homicide and home invasion in Hampton.

A man was found shot to death in the 100 block of Rose Ct. at the Newport Lake Apartments in Newport News early Friday morning. Police have since determined the actual shooting took place in Hampton, but the victim was located inside a Newport News apartment. Hampton Police are now handling the investigation.

Police in Baltimore County received a request from Newport News Police earlier in the day to help search for a silver Scion in the Essex precinct, suspected in the shooting. Officers in the Essex area spotted a vehicle matching the description. The driver led police on a pursuit through Baltimore County for more than half an hour. 

WBAL-TV reports the man and woman in the suspect vehicle threw handguns and rifles out of the windows throughout the pursuit, which finally ended around 1 p.m. in the area of Eastern Avenue and Ebenezer Road.

After further investigation by both Hampton and Newport News police, the homicide is believed to be related to a home invasion that happened in the 1800 block of Hurst Drive in Hampton early Friday morning. 

Newport News Police say they were notified of the shooting incident around 3:15 a.m. 

At the scene Friday morning, Newport Lake property manager Teri Dawson told WAVY News 10 he believed the victim did not live at the apartment complex. 

Joshua Richards and Whittley Burks live in the area. The couple says they left for one hour and returned to the deadly crime scene. 

“It’s really very shocking, unfortunate and disturbing to see something like this going on here in our backyard,” said Richards.

Burks says it’s usually a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood.

“No matter what the situation or circumstance, we understand things happen among people, but this isn’t the proper way to resolve anything among people anymore. We’re brothers and sisters; we really have to start working together,” said Burks.

Police have not released the man’s name or age.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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