Portsmouth Police arrest 1, searching for 2 other men charged with murder in connection with 7-year-old girl's shooting death

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 21:28:43-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department have arrested one out of three men wanted in connection with a shooting that left a 28-year-old man injured and a 7-year-old girl dead.

According to police, Trevon Dionte Avery, Antonyo Jamal Taylor and Avery Laquin Setzer have been charged with first-degree murder and malicious wounding in connection with the shooting, which took place December 22. Police are still searching for the other two men.

On Sunday, police arrested Setzer for the murder of 7-year-old Mylani L. Everette and the malicious wounding of an adult male.

Officials say they were notified about shots fired near Portsmouth Boulevard and Truxton Avenue around 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after the call, police say a juvenile female, identified as 7-year-old Mylani Everette, and a man were reported as walk-ins at a local hospital. Police say they suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.

Police said later Tuesday night they believe both victims were in separate vehicles when someone in a third car fired several shots at them.

Mylani, who was reported to be in critical condition, died Thursday, police said.

Photos of the suspects' vehicle, a gold 1999 to early 2000's model Acura, were released by detectives.

If you or someone you know has information about this crime or the whereabouts of Avery or Taylor, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.