Darrius Brown Jr Death – Obituary : Two 18-year-old men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old at a Newport News hotel in April, officials disclosed.
Dispatchers responded at about 3:56 a.m. Apr. 28th on a shooting report at the Holiday Inn Express located in the 900 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
On arrival, a man was located with gunshot wounds.
He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, authorities say.
Police disclosed the shooting occurred inside the hotel.
Detectives identified the victim as 18-year-old Darrius Brown Jr. of Hampton.
On July 29, Portsmouth Police arrested 18-year-old Karim Deshawn Strothers-Chalk in connection to the fatal shooting.
Strothers-Chalk has been charged with one count each of:
- 2nd-degree murder
- discharge of a firearm in an occupied building
use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
A man in Portsmouth, whom police say was a juvenile at the time of the offense, was also arrested on September 1 in connection the shooting.
The man has been charged with one count each of
- 1st-degree murder
- discharge a firearm in an occupied building
- possession of a firearm by a juvenile
Three counts of
- use of a firearm in commission of a felony.