3 arrested in connection with double shooting in Suffolk

Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Suffolk have arrested all three suspects in connection with a shooting that happened on Nov. 28.

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According to police, the shooting happened around 3 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the 1100 block of Cogic Square. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two victims.

21-year-old Portsmouth resident Jason Javon Lewis died from his injuries. The second person, identified as 24-year-old Suffolk resident Kareem Jamal Hunter, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Kareem Jamal Hunter (photo: Suffolk Police)

Police now tell 10 On Your Side that Hunter was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, shooting from a vehicle, shooting across the road, discharging a firearm 1000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting with intent to maim and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police said in a follow-up news release Thursday night that they had also arrested 21-year-old Dennis Whitehead, of Suffolk. He is charged with first-degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm 1000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting with intent to maim and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Hunter and Whitehead are currently being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Police asked for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Latrawn Armstrong, who was arrested on Monday after he turned himself in to police.

Armstrong is also charged with first-degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm within 1000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting with intent to maim, and use of firearm committing a felony.

21-year-olds Latrawn Armstrong and Dennis Whitehead (photos: Suffolk Police)

The investigation is ongoing.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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