CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A Chesapeake man was convicted of first-degree murder in connection to a shooting that left one victim dead and another injured in January 2021.
According to police, on January 2, 2021, at 12:43 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Lafayette Avenue for reports of a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they heard shots fired inside the residence.
The shooting left one person dead and another suffered from a gunshot wound.
News 3 later reported that the suspect was a Chesapeake woman's boyfriend. 37-year-old Iaisha James was shot and killed in her home. The woman's boyfriend, then 39-year-old Antonio Lee Sutton was arrested the night of the incident.
According to officials, the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute involving both people.
Police say the woman's adult daughter was also injured in the shooting and was taken to the hospital.
On Friday, 40-year-old Antonio Lee Sutton was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, abduction by force or intimidation, and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
He's scheduled for a sentencing hearing on November 3.
Sutton had just been released from state prison six months before the fatal shooting, after serving nearly two decades for a 2003 Virginia Beach for armed robbery, carjacking and abduction.
He currently remains in custody at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.