Bond denied for man arrested in shooting of three teens in Virginia Beach neighborhood

Posted at 7:57 PM, Apr 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 15:01:43-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach police have arrested a man for the shooting of three juveniles in Virginia Beach, according to police.

On Thursday, May 7, he appeared in a Virginia Beach courtroom and was denied bond.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Virginia Beach police made the arrest in the April 27 shooting of three juveniles on Arthur Avenue.

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Javante Darquesi Johnson of the 700 block of Taft Avenue in Virginia Beach.

Johnson has been charged with three counts of Malicious Wounding, three counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Felon in Possession of Firearm.

Police say three teens were shot in a Virginia Beach neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27 in the 700 block of Arthur Avenue.

Photo credit: Virginia Beach Police. Javante Darquese Johnson

When police arrived, they found two teen boys suffering from gun shot wounds.  Police say both of the teens were alert and conscious. One of the boys is listed in serious condition with a life-threatening injury. The second teen is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Shortly after the teens were brought to the hospital, police say a third teenage boy checked himself into a hospital for a gunshot wound. There is no information about the severity of his injuries, police say.

The Virginia Beach Detective Bureau is investigating.

One woman says she couldn't help but cry when she saw the teens bleeding just a few feet away from her door.

"It's very hard sometimes to see this, very hard to talk about it," says a neighbor.

If you know anything about this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.