Newport News police arrest man in connection with fatal stabbing in December

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43-year-old James Gordon Jr., of Richmond (Photo courtesy: Newport News police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened two days after Christmas in 2020.

Police arrested 43-year-old James Gordon Jr., of Richmond, Wednesday afternoon.

Gordon is charged with second-degree murder and assault: shoot, stab, etc. in the commission of a felony. He was taken to Newport News City Jail after his arrest.

Police responded to the 100 block of Impala Drive in reference to a stabbing around 12:30 a.m. Dec. 27.

Officers arrived to find 39-year-old Marcus Markee Griffin suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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