Multiple occupied residences struck by gunfire in Suffolk neighborhood; suspect arrested

Emanuel Antonio Brendelson
Posted at 10:12 AM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 21:56:47-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police have arrested a suspect after shots were fired into multiple occupied residences in the Berkshire Meadows neighborhood Thursday night.

Dispatch received a call at 11:48 p.m. about the shootings, which happened in the area of Kensington Boulevard and Squire Reach.

When officers arrived on scene, they recovered multiple projectiles. Four occupied residences were damaged, with one residence being struck multiple times, police said. One had a projectile enter the residence.

No injuries were reported.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood Friday to look for potential more damages. The areas of Catapult Court and Squire Reach at Kensington Boulevard were closed as they investigated.

Later Friday, police announced 18-year-old Emanuel Antonio Brendelson of Suffolk has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in connection with this incident. Officials say more charges are coming.

Brendelson is in custody at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

If you live in the neighborhood and your home or vehicle were damaged, or if you have any information about these shootings, you are asked to call the Suffolk Police Department or the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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