Surry man taken into custody in Newport News double homicide

Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 01:21:30-04

UPDATE: Police took a man into custody following the double homicide on Christy Lane and Chester Road on March 19. 24-year-old Tevin Lamall Johnson of the 1300 block of Timberneck Drive in Surry, was taken into custody at about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27 by members of the US Marshals New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force at an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. According to police, Johnson is charged with two counts each of first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was also wanted for a probation violation. Extradition arrangements have not yet been made, police say.

NewsChannel 3 spoke to one of the men's parents on Wednesday about the recent arrest. 

"They had no right to take him from me, no right," says Adrian Holiday's mother. "I need them to know that, and I need them to see that."

The family says they are relieved, but the road to justice is just beginning. They are still searching for answers. They still do not know why he was murdered.

Newport News, Va. - Two men are dead after a double shooting  in Newport News on Thursday evening.

They have been identified as 26-year-old Adrian Holiday and 23-year-old Jeremy Taylor. Both were residents of Newport News.

This occurred on Christy Lane and Chester Road at the Deer Run Apartments.

Emergency officials received calls about the incident at 4:42 p.m.

When they arrived, they found one of the victims lying in the middle of the street and the other was lying near a vehicle.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 5:34 p.m.

Residents of Deer Run Apartments describe the neighborhood as quiet and family-oriented, making this crime even harder to comprehend.

"I just can’t believe it. It's unreal. You see this stuff on television. I never expected to see this in real life," said Donna Johnson, a 14-year resident of Deer Run Apartments. "It's just terrible and I feel for the victims that have passed away. That's all I can say, I’m just in awe."

On Friday, NewsChannel 3 reached out to Holiday's family, but they were not ready to speak on camera, but his father says Adrian was outspoken and very loving.  He leaves behind a younger sister and an older brother.

Police do not have any information about a suspect and they are asking for the public's help. If you know anything about this incident, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.