Suffolk Police search for shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 21:00:27-05
Gary Lee Legette.

Gary Lee Legette.

SUFFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating a shooting incident that left one person injured.

Emergency Communications got a call around 3:30 p.m., and Suffolk Police responded to Sentara Obici Hospital where an adult male had been transported by acquaintances due to a gunshot wound.

The victim, 28-year-old Kevon J. Artis, was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Upon preliminary investigation it was found that the incident had occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Gloucester Street.

Police are looking for 28-year-old Gary Lee Legette.

Legette has warrants for Aggravated Malicious Wounding, three counts of Attempted Malicious Wounding, one count of Shoot, Cut, Stab or Wound, one count of Shooting Into Occupied Building, one count of Shooting from Vehicle, one count of Discharging Firearm in Public with Injury, and eight counts of Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony.

The suspect is described as black male, 5’5”, approximately 140 to 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Legette’s last known address is the 200 block of Cedar Street in Suffolk.  He is known to frequent Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton and North Carolina.

He may be operating a 2001 Mercedes Benz C300, 2-door, silver in color, with Virginia tags VPJ-2140.

Legette is considered armed and dangerous. Police say if you see Legette do not approach him.

If you have any information that can help police call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.