Suspect in Suffolk homicide arrested overnight, police say


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man wanted in a weekend shooting that left another man dead in Suffolk has been arrested, police say. 

Suffolk police said 21-year-old Tavarus A. Gray, Jr. was arrested shortly after midnight on Tuesday. He is currently being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.


Gray is charged in the murder of 30-year-old Corey Lovell Baker on Nov. 4.

Baker was shot and killed in the 1000 block of Nansemond Parkway around 2:30 p.m. Police said he died at the scene.

“Police officers did attempt medical efforts as sock as they did come upon that scene. Unfortunately when the EMS folks arrived the subject was declared deceased,” said Suffolk spokesperson Diana Klink.

Viewers told 10 On You the shooting happened at the Heritage Acres apartment complex.

Klink said the shooting was an isolated incident.

“We know that there was a verbal altercation that had ensued prior to the actual shooting incident, so the subjects were to known to one another,” Klink said.

Warrants for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony were issued for 21-year-old Tavarus A. Gray on Sunday.

Many neighbors who spoke to 10 On Your Side off camera said Baker did not deserve to die in this way, and he will be missed around the neighborhood.

Klink said it’s the neighbors who helped bring an early identification of Gray as the suspected gunman.

“Certainly is most helpful when someone does see something that they say something and thankfully that’s what had transpired with his particular incident,” Klink said.

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