Hampton murder suspect arrested after standoff at Newport News hotel

Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-12 18:50:52-04

Kwaume Laray Edwards

Newport News, Va. - A fugitive wanted in Hampton on murder charges was arrested after a standoff at a Newport News hotel this morning.

The Newport News police fugitive apprehension unit learned around 9am that Kwame Edwards was inside a specific room at the Extended Stay America on Hornsby Lane. In addition to the Hampton murder charge, Edwards was wanted in Newport News for assault on a family member, unauthorized use of a vehicle, brandishing and probation violation.

Police tactical units responded and after an hour and a half a woman left the room. Shortly afterward Edwards also left the room and surrendered to police.

No one was injured during the incident.