Hampton police arrest man for murder in fight over stolen car

Posted at 8:48 AM, May 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-06 08:51:22-04

Hampton, Va. – Hampton police have arrested a man for an April homicide that began with the theft of a car.

25-year 0old Chaz Antonio Earp was arrested Saturday. He has been charged with one count of Murder, one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and one count of Discharge of a Firearm in Public.

Police say on April 22 Earp and another man were sitting in a stolen Chevy Malibu in the area of Pembroke Avenue and Shelton Road when the owner of the car and a friend recognized the Malibu and confronted Earp and the other passenger.

According to police, Earp shot 30-year-old Aaron La’reco Archerand, who was the friend of the car’s owner, and ran away.

Archerand later died at a local hospital.

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