Late night Jefferson Ave shooting leaves one dead from multiple gunshot wounds, suspect arrested

Posted at 5:09 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 12:15:52-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A shooting that occurred in Newport News late Monday night left a man dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a local business at the 9000th block of Jefferson Avenue at 11:10 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at 11:18 p.m.

Police took Antoine Knightnor of Newport News into custody in reference to this homicide.

Knightnor has been charged with: Murder: 2nd Degree; Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony; and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

“Due to the coordinated efforts of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and other divisions within the Newport News Police Department along with our federal partners with the US Marshals Office, and the community, we were able to apprehend Mr. Knightnor without incident," said Chief Steve Drew. "It is a relief to all involved to have him in custody and hopefully will help bring some closure to the victim and his family."

This investigation remains ongoing.