NORFOLK, Va. – A number of local law enforcement departments arrested 10 alleged gang members in connection with an April shooting that left a woman seriously injured in Norfolk.
The joint law enforcement operation, called Operation Outlaw, was conducted by Norfolk Police Department, along with the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF); Virginia State Police; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Newport News Police Department; the Virginia Beach Police Department; the Chesapeake Police Department and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.
Around 12:15 p.m. on April 24, Norfolk Police responded to the 500 block of Glendale Avenue for a report of an unknown problem. When officers arrived on scene, they found a woman sitting in a vehicle; she had been shot in the head.
The woman was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
As a result of the investigation, Norfolk detectives obtained multiple arrest warrants for the following people who police say are members of the Eastside Rollin 20’s Bloods Gang:
- 30-year-old Brandon L. Winnegan of Newport News
- 23-year-old Deondre T. Watkins of Portsmouth
- 21-year-old Javonne D. Hodges of Chesapeake
- 22-year-old Toparshia V. Hodges of Portsmouth
- 19-year-old Asja D. Smith-Moore of Virginia Beach
- 23-year-old Sadia M. Brown of Norfolk
- 18-year-old Ginger A. McAfee of Virginia Beach
- 18-year-old Skylar D. Webb of Chesapeake
- 18-year-old Tavarrius D. Mitchell of Portsmouth
- 22-year-old Xavier A. Walker of Virginia Beach
They were all arrested on June 11.
Charges include: Malicious Wounding, Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony, Abduction, Mob Assault, Conspiracy to Commit Felony, Grand Larceny, Gang Hazing, Gang Participating, and Gang Recruitment.
“Let this operation be a clear message that gang violence will not be tolerated in Hampton Roads,” said Norfolk Police Chief Larry D. Boone. “The women and men of law enforcement will continue working hard and exhaust all resources to arrest those responsible for violence that threatens the safety of our communities.”
Detectives have not released the motive or circumstances surrounding this incident.