Suspect in custody after shooting outside Newport News shopping center leaves woman dead

Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 16:20:46-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A woman was shot and killed outside a busy local shopping center in the 6100 block of Jefferson Avenue Thursday.

According to police, the call came in at 4:59 p.m. When crews arrived, they found the woman, identified as 26-year-old Jocelyn Miera Frazier, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Frazier was pronounced dead at 5:04 p.m.

Witnesses say Frazier was in a nail salon getting her nails done when a man, identified as 41-year-old Maya Pasquinel Frye and reported to be Frazier's ex-boyfriend, came in and sat down next to her. Those who were in the area say he then followed her out of the store and killed her.

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said witnesses reported a physical altercation prior to the shooting, and that it is believed the incident was domestic-related.

One person who was in the area said the man had a hold of the victim before he shot her, went back to his car, turned around and shot her again.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene since they were already in the area when they got the call. Drew said that the Hampton Police Department worked closely with the Suffolk Police Department to identify and arrest Frye, who was taken into custody at a Walmart in Suffolk six hours after the shooting.

Frye was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The investigation remains ongoing.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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