Suspect turns himself in after woman killed, man hurt in Newport News shooting

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man wanted on multiple charges in connection with a double shooting in Newport News that left one person dead is now in custody.

Newport News police said the shooting happened inside a home in the 600 block of Dresden Drive, off Jefferson Avenue, shortly before 9:15 p.m. A woman, 24-year-old Kayleigh Christian Ellifritz, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man who was also shot was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His injury was not life-threatening, police said.

Police said 23-year-old Jonah Dwight Sims turned himself in Tuesday evening after coordinating with the NNPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

Sims is charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, assault, malicious wounding, two counts of burglary with intent to commit a felony and discharging a firearm within a residence.

The double shooting on Dresden came hours after fatal shootings in Newport News and Hampton were reported less than an hour apart late Monday morning.

A suspect, 21-year-old Elijah Dayron Armstrong, was later charged with first-degree murder in connection with both shootings.

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