Darrius Brown Jr Death -2 Portsmouth men charged in Newport News Hotel fatal shooting

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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
  • conspiracy/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
  • conspiracy/murder
  • robbery
  • conspiracy/robbery
  • discharge a firearm in an occupied building
  • possession of a firearm by a juvenile

And

Three counts of

  • use of a firearm in commission of a felony.