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Norfolk Police, U.S. Marshals arrest 2 men in connection with Norfolk homicide

Norfolk Police, U.S. Marshals arrest 2 men in connection with Norfolk homicide
Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 12:00:34-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department said Friday that two people were arrested in connection with the June shooting death of 23-year-old Stefon T. Grimes.

According to police, on June 25, a double shooting in the 2100 block of Keller Avenue left a woman injured and Grimes dead. The woman was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday, two suspects were identified and taken into custody by the Norfolk Police Fugitive Detectives with the assistance of the department’s Special Operations Team and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Task Force.

Demarcus M. Mackey, 20, and Ja’Quan R. Claiborne, 18, were charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding, abduction, armed burglary with the intent to commit a robbery and four counts each of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Both men are being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Mackey and Claiborne appeared in Norfolk General District Court on September 18, where the following charges for each were certified to the grand jury:

Mackey

  • Murder: 2nd degree
  • Malicious wounding
  • Abduction by force/intimidation
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony – first offense (four counts)
  • Armed burglary, enter building with the intent to rape
  • Felon possession of weapon/ammo (not gun)

Claiborne

  • Murder: 2nd degree
  • Malicious wounding
  • Abduction by force/intimidation
  • Armed burglary, enter building with the intent to rape
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony – first offense (four counts)

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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