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Gloucester Co. deputies search for suspect after man shot to death in parking lot

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Posted at 7:21 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 07:10:31-04

GLOUCESTER Co., Va. - The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office has identified and charged two suspects in connection to a homicide that was reported early Friday morning.

22-year-old Destin Moore, and a 16-year-old male, are facing murder and robbery charges in connection with the incident.

Around 1 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 7700 block of Colonial Point Lane at the Colonial Point Apartments. They got a call about gun shots.

Deputies said they found a person who had been shot lying unconscious in the parking lot. Deputies secured the scene, and rescue units, with the Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad, arrived and determined the person had died.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Hezekiah Fauntleroy Jr.

Moore was charged with first-degree murder during the commission of a robbery; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony as a principal in the second degree; attempted robbery; and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The teen was charged with first-degree murder as a principal in the second degree; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; attempted robbery; and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The juvenile offender was arrested on May 17 after turning himself in to the Hampton Police Department. he is currently being held in a Juvenile Detention Center.

There is no other information available at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information that might help in the investigation of this case to call 804-693-3890. Tipsters can also call Peninsula Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.