Suspect accused of fatally shooting man in Virginia Beach taken into custody in North Carolina

VB 500 Elm Grove Court homicide (August 17)
VB 500 Elm Grove Court homicide (August 17)
Posted at 7:59 PM, Aug 17, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The suspect accused of shooting and killing a man in the 500 block of Elm Grove Court Tuesday night wastaken into custody in North Carolina.

News 3 sent a photographer to the scene on the night of the shooting, and the shooting appears to have happened at the Baker Woods Apartments.

Officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach EMS personnel responded to the scene and found the man, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

Police have identified the victim as 28-year-old Marquis Lamont Alston of Virginia Beach.

The preliminary investigation indicated this was a domestic-related incident; police say Alston and the suspect knew each other.

Officials say the suspect gained access to the home and fired a gun, which fatally hit Alston. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived on scene.

The suspect was quickly identified as 32-year-old Jamel Isaiah Thorogood of Virginia Beach. Authorities obtained warrants for murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Thursday, August 19, Thorogood was found in Oxford, North Carolina. The Granville County Sheriff's Office helped take Thorogood into custody without incident.

Thorogood is currently being held by the Granville County Sheriff's Department and is waiting to be extradited back to Virginia Beach.

The VBPD homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this homicide.

Stay with News 3 for updates.