19-year-old Norfolk man arrested after teenager killed in early morning Hampton shooting

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-09 09:34:47-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton Police Division said Saturday that a 19-year-old Norfolk man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead a week ago.

According to police, at 2:09 a.m. on April 2, officers received a call referencing a shooting in the 500 block of Wine Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim, who had been struck by gunfire.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

On April 9, police said Jimmy Leshawn Williams, 19, was arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the teenager's death.

Williams was taken into custody in Chesapeake, police said.

News 3 was on the scene of where the shooting took place. A woman who identifies herself as the teen's godmother is knocking door to door to find answers but has not been in contact with Hampton Police. According to a dance team that the teen was a part of, a vigil took place at 6:30 p.m. on April 2.

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If you or someone you know has information in this case, take action and call the Hampton Police Division at (757) 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.