Homicide suspect in custody after police pursuit on the Peninsula

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A police pursuit that went through parts of Newport News and Hampton Friday evening ended with the arrest of a local homicide suspect.

A Newport News police dispatcher confirmed the pursuit began near Denbigh Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue at 4:15 p.m. then moved into Hampton.

Newport News Police spokesperson Kelly King confirmed their officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect out of Hampton.

The pursuit concluded in the 12000 block of Jefferson Avenue Friday afternoon, and police arrested Jamar Shaheem Brown after the incident.

A second man connected to the incident, Mark Edward Wilson, is still being sought by Hampton police.

Hampton officials confirmed to 10 On Your Side the Brown was wanted in a homicide.

Jamar Shaheem Brown. Photo Credit – Hampton Police.
Mark Edward Wilson is still on the run. Photo courtesy of Hampton Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for updates.

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