Man accused of July Roadside Cafe shooting found not guilty

Posted at 10:54 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-19 13:22:13-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Quentin Jefferson was accused of a July shooting at the Roadside Cafe on Jefferson Avenue.

Quentin Torianto Jefferson

Jefferson, 41, was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon.

Back on July 23 at 1:52 a.m., authorities received a call for a shooting that occurred in the 4400 block of Jefferson Avenue.

When authorities arrived, they found a 50-year-old Hampton man suffering from a gunshot wound to the mid section of his body outside the Roadside Cafe.

He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

In July 2019, Jefferson appeared in Newport News Circuit Court for a three-day jury trial.

On July 17, 2019, his malicious wounding charge was nolle prossed. The next day, the jury acquitted Jefferson for his aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm charges.

Jefferson was granted bond for the remaining charge, possession of a firearm. He has a term hearing scheduled for August 12, 2019.