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18-year-old arrested, charged with first-degree murder in connection with deadly shooting at Chesapeake shopping center

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 20:14:39-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - An 18-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man at a shopping center last weekend.

At 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, Chesapeake Police responded to the Holly Point Shopping Center located at 211 Providence Road for a report of gunshots heard on the side of the building.

When they arrived at the scene they found that one man, Julian Peterson, 28, of Virginia Beach, had been shot.

Peterson was given immediate medical care and taken to a local hospital, but died from his injuries before getting there.

On March 25, police announced 18-year-old Nahjah Kymonie Cuffee of Virginia Beach has been arrested and charged in Peterson's homicide.

Cuffee has been charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony - first offense and first-degree murder.

He is being held in the Chesapeake City Jail without bond.

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