Documents show teen who murdered 2 Warwick High students used 12-gauge shotgun

Posted at 7:41 PM, Aug 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-16 08:56:38-04

Newport News, Va. - The name of the double murder suspect who killed two teens and shot a third has been uncovered by NewsChannel 3 from search warrants filed in Newport News Circuit Court.

Police arrested and charged 17-year-old David James Hosley in the shooting deaths of Warwick High School students Bryant Wilder Jr. and John Nieves, Jr.

The search warrants show officers took a sample of his DNA to compare to evidence left at the Saunders Elementary School crime scene.

According to court documents, Hosley used a 12-gauge shotgun to kill the two teens and shoot a third boy, who is still in the hospital.

Two different witnesses confirmed to police they saw Hosley pull the trigger.

But what court documents don't show is why police don't mention a motive at all.

Investigators say it all started just before 1:30 Thursday morning when they got a 911 call from the third boy, saying he was shot, and that his friends needed help back in the parking lot of Saunders Elementary.

When they got there, both Nieves and Wilder were dead, their bodies found next to a bicycle by the basketball courts.

Now Hosley is facing several charges, including two counts of murder, one count of aggravated malicious wounding, and possession of a firearm on school property, by a convicted felon.

Court records did not show what his past crimes were.

But NewsChannel 3 is learning Hosley is the second person in his family to face murder charges.

His father, David James Hosley Sr., is now in the Powhatan Correctional Center, serving time for a murder he committed in April of 2000, 14 years ago.

His son was only 3 back then.

Hosley Jr.’s next court date will be in September.