One suspect arrested, another at large in connection with shooting in Suffolk


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — One suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident on May 17 that injured one Suffolk man.

According to local authorities, Deasia Eltranek Mizell, 21, was arrested on Wednesday morning. She was transported to Western Tidewater Regional Jail where she is being held without bond.

While Suffolk police have identified the two suspects wanted in connection with this shooting incident on May 17, only Mizell has been taken into custody according to a press release.

Police want to find 27-year-old Jeremy Lavon Griffin, of Suffolk, on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharge a firearm in a public place. He’s also wanted on several unrelated charges.

Jeremy Lavon Griffin (Photo courtesy: Suffolk P.D.)
Deasia Eltranek Mizell (Photo courtesy: Suffolk P.D.)

Suffolk Police were contacted around 5:10 p.m. about gunshots being heard in the area of the 300 block of Hunter Street.

As officers were responding to that area, a man was driven in a private vehicle to Suffolk Police Precinct 1 at 230 East Washington Street.

The 29-year-old man was given emergency medical treatment at the station and then transported by fire-rescue personnel to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

His injuries were not serious.

The police investigation determined several vehicles and homes were struck by gunfire during the incident.

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 and submitting a tip.

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