Weekend shifts canceled at Howmet Aerospace after fatal shooting

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Posted at 8:56 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 11:36:52-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police are investigating a homicide.

On Saturday, around 12:08 a.m., officials received a call in reference to a shooting that just occurred at Howmet Aerospace located in the first block of Howmet Drive.

When crews arrived, they found a man, identified as 20-year-old Hampton resident Tyzuaan Staton-Fuller, who was shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting took place inside the building, and the motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

29-year-old Alonzo Trower Jr., a Hampton man, has been arrested and charged with one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and one count of Shooting in an Occupied Building. He remains in custody at the Hampton City Jail.

Howmet Aerospace Hampton Operations produces castings for aerospace engines and industrial gas turbines.

Howmet Aerospace released the following statement:

Our thoughts go out to the employees and families of this unfortunate tragedy. We are continuing to cooperate with the Hampton Police Department in the investigation.

We understand this is a tremendous shock to our employees and have cancelled all shifts for Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. We have asked all employees not to report for work unless they have been specifically instructed to do so by management. To assist employees in dealing with this tragedy, counseling will be available to employees as they return to work.

If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00.