Newport News man arrested for murder

Posted at 1:37 PM, Aug 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-16 13:43:21-04

Newport News police say they have arrested a man for homicide.

Police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Joseph Thomas. 

Thomas was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning at his home in Newport News. Police believe Thomas shot and killed a 26-year-old, Brandon Johnson, in May of 2012.

Back then - police say they found Johnson lying on the sidewalk on Chestnut Avenue - near 22nd Street.

He died at the scene.

Police also say another man was shot - but he survived. Thomas is also being charged for wounding that man.

Two men shot in Newport News on 22nd Street and Chestnut