Man arrested in Norfolk Rite Aid shooting; accused victim of jumping ahead in line

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 17, 2012

On Thursday afternoon, there was a shooting at the Rite Aid in the 3600 block of Tidewater Drive at around 2:05. One person died and another was injured. Police have now identified the victim and they have made an arrest. 

The victim is identified as Ramon P. Colorado, Jr, of the 3000 block of Wake Circle,  

The suspect is identified as Bernell Duvall Benn, of the 8100 block of Ridgefield Drive. Benn was arrested and charged with murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  He is being held without bond.

Police say calls came in about two men who had gunshot wounds in the Rite Aid. The two men were located near the pharmacy counter inside the rear of the store.

Police say Benn was talking on his phone when Colorado approached the counter and stood in line behind another customer. They say Benn then accused Colorado of jumping ahead in the line. 

The two then exchanged words and police say Colorado sprayed Benn with pepper spray. 

Police say Benn then took out a hand gun and approached Colorado. Police say Benn then fired at Colorado. Colorado then took out his gun and returned fire. Colorado then collapsed. 

Both men suffered gunshot wounds. 

Colorado was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Benn was treated and is now in custody. 


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