Police arrest 20-year-old after man shot, killed on HRT bus in Chesapeake

Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man was shot several times while he was sitting on a Hampton Roads Transit bus waiting for departure Tuesday evening.

Policehave arrested 20-year-old Tyrek Deangelo Jones, of Chesapeake, in connection with the shooting.

Chesapeake Police say they were called to the HRT bus transfer stop in the 400 block of Liberty Street around 5:20 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Officers arrived to find a man deceased on one of the buses. Police identified him Wednesday as 22-year-old Taekwon Demond Rumble of Chesapeake.

Preliminary investigation showed Rumble was sitting on the bus waiting for it to depart when Jones boarded the bus and allegedly shot the victim several times.

Jones is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

Tyrek Deangelo Jones (Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office)

Hampton Roads Transit released this statement to 10 On Your Side:

“The events on the Rt. 13 bus yesterday were tragic. HRT is cooperating with investigators from the Chesapeake Police Department to understand the chain of events that lead to the deadly shooting. HRT offers its deepest sympathies to the family of the victim. We strongly encourage anyone with information to come forward and share it with police who are working to bring justice to the community.”

Stay tuned to WAVY.com for the latest developments.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.


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