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Suspect in 2016 homicide of Norfolk woman extradited from Pennsylvania on second-degree murder charges

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:58:01-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A man was extradited from Pennsylvania to Virginia to stand trial for his role in the 2016 murder of a Norfolk woman.

According to police, 26-year-old Zquan L. Steeps was arrested on a second-degree murder warrant in 2019 in connection with the homicide of 38-year-old Charlene Ryals.

Norfolk Police responded to a residence in the 500 block of Garren Avenue on December 4, 2016 for a gunshot disturbance. When officers arrived, they found Ryals suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ryals was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

After an extensive investigation, Norfolk Police homicide detectives secured warrants on September 18, 2019, against Steeps for second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony

Steeps was already being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges when he was served with the Norfolk warrant for murder.

If you or someone you know has information in this case that could help police, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.