Police take suspect into custody following shooting at Franklin apartment complex

Posted at 11:35 AM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 13:07:04-04

Trevoris Monte’ Evans

FRANKLIN, Va. - Police have arrested a suspect after multiple shots were fired early Saturday morning at Dorchester Square Apartments.

Trevoris Monte' Evans, 23, was wanted on several charges including: three counts of armed burglary, strangulation, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm in public, four counts of assault and battery, reckless handling of a firearm, shooting into an occupied dwelling and willifully or malicously obstruct sending a communication.

He was taken into custody and sent to Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Officers responded to the apartment complex around 4 a.m. for reports of multiple shots fired.

According to police, Evans is the ex-boyfriend of a woman living in the "J" section of the apartments. Evans allegedly kicked in the door to her apartment, assaulted and strangled her, then started to assault her young children.

The woman called the father of her two children, who came to pick them up. Evans and the father went outside, where multiple gunshots were fired.

Evidence at the scene shows that there was more than one shooter. Apartment buildings in the "J" and "L" section of the complex were hit by bullets, but there were no reported injuries to other residents.

One victim, a 30-year-old Southampton County man, was grazed by a bullet on his shoulder. He was treated and released from Southampton Memorial Hospital. The shooting victim was uncooperative with police.