CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Chesapeake Police responded to the 1800 block of Hearthside Ct. Thursday morning to investigate a fight that led to a shooting.
According to police, two groups were fighting and callers reported hearing a shot fired.
Officers arrived and located a 16-year-old victim with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital. Police said his injury is not life-threatening.
A 20-year-old at the scene had minor injuries from a physical assault.
Before police arrived, the suspect fled in a vehicle, in the direction of Allison Drive. On Friday, police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Jaquaye Larrionta Elam, from Virginia Beach. He’s charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police have not released additional information at this time.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or you can leave a tip online at P3TIPS.com.