Police: Men face charges in Toano homicide

Jimmy LaRoue
Contact Reporterjlarouejr@vagazette.com

Three men have been charged in connection to the October shooting death of a 20-year-old man in the parking lots of the Burnt Ordinary Apartments in Toano, including two who are charged with second-degree murder, James City County Police said.

Marques Raquan Stephens-Graves, 21, of James City County was arrested Friday morning and charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding, use of a firearm while committing murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and active participation in a criminal street gang, said deputy police chief Steve Rubino in a James City Police news release.

Adren Raheem Garnett, 20, was shot in the chest and taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. A second victim, an 18-year old man, was shot in the leg during the shooting after a dispute involving several people, Rubino said.

Another man, Jordan Allen Davis, 24 of Newport News, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Rubino said.

Police have also obtained warrants charging Malcom Shemar Lee, 19, of James City County, with second-degree murder, malicious wounding, use of a firearm while committing murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and active participation in a criminal street gang, Rubino said.

A number of shell casings were recovered at the scene, Rubino said. The rear of the building at 7801 Weymouth Court and at least two cars were struck by bullets. Neither man was a resident of the Burnt Ordinary Apartments, Rubino said.

If anyone has more information, contact James City County Police at 566-0112 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Rubino said police are still looking for Lee, and that the investigation is ongoing.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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