Chesapeake man charged with second-degree murder in homicide at Norfolk restaurant and lounge

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 17:10:03-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a Norfolk restaurant and lounge last month that left another man dead.

Just after 9 p.m. on November 17, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the EZ Inn Restaurant and Lounge at 2727 Azalea Garden Road.

When police arrived on scene, they found 41-year-old Jessie L. Taylor of Norfolk suffering from a gunshot wound. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

As a result of their investigation, detectives have charged 34-year-old Joseph L. Cross Jr. of Chesapeake, with second-degree murder and use of a firearm.

Cross is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

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