Suspect charged with first-degree murder after man shot to death on Lanier Street in Chesapeake

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 12:58:36-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Chesapeake Police have a suspect in custody after a man was killed in a shooting in the 2500 block of Lanier Street Wednesday evening.

Police responded to the area for a shots fired call at 6:48 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, identified as 42-year-old Lavance Flora, who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnnie Warner III, 43, was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with Flora's death.

Police say there is no additional threat to the community. They are still investigating what led up to the shooting.

If you know anything about this shooting, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online at or via the P3Tips app.

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