Update: Arrests made after man found shot to death in Newport News home

Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-28 11:46:49-04

Newport News, Virginia - Police have arrested three people in connection with the death of 23-year-old Terry Emanuel Swilling.

Swilling was found dead inside a home on October 20th.

According to police, officers responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of 31st Street around 3:30am on October 20th.

As officers arrived on scene, a woman flagged them down and pointed out the house where the shooting had taken place.

Officers entered the home and found a Swilling lying on the floor near the front door. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Jonas Lawrence Rodgers, 29, of the 3300 block of Roanoke Avenue in Newport News was arrested on Friday, October 25, 2013 just before 1:00 a.m. at the Thr-Rift Inn Motel at 6129 Jefferson Avenue.

Tansy Shavone Sulton, 28, of the 400 block of Manor Road in Newport News was arrested at Police Headquarters on Friday, October 25, 2013, at approximately 6:39 p.m.

Carlos Emanuel Manson, Jr, 30, of the 300 block of Poplar Avenue in Newport News was arrested during a vehicle stop in the area of 4900 Jefferson Avenue on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at approximately 1:24 p.m.

Each one has been charged with murder, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say they are unable to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but they do confirm that the three suspects and the victim were all known to one another.