Man arrested in shooting that led to lockdown at three Hampton schools

Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-12 11:27:26-04

Hampton, Va. – Hampton police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting Thursday that resulted in Hunter B Andrews, A.W.E. Bassette and Armstrong schools being placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

24-year-old Jerell Lamont Overton was arrested Friday morning and charged with one count of Malicious Wounding, one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

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The shooting occurred around 8:54 am Thursday in the 400 block of Hampton Roads Ave. When police arrived the found a 22-year-old man who had been shot in the lower torso. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the victim and Overton knew each other and got into a fight, during which Overton shot the victim.

Overton is currently in the Hampton City Jail.