“Two Arrested in Connection with Double Shooting That Left One Dead in Norfolk”

By | August 18, 2023

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a double shooting in Norfolk, Virginia. The incident occurred on E. Brambleton Avenue and left one man dead and another injured. Two officers heard gunshots and saw gunfire coming from a car, leading to a pursuit and the arrest of the suspects. The victims have been identified as Eugene L. Thomas, 49, and a 25-year-old man. DeAndre M. Davis, 20, and Arkeem D. Butcher, 24, have been charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, and use of a firearm. They are currently in custody without bond. shooting-brambleton-avenue/291-13581a84-65ff-41f4-8ed1-e4756fbfe485″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>13News Now Staff reported

On Thursday evening around 9:45 p.m., two police officers in Norfolk, Virginia, were alerted to the sound of gunshots. Acting swiftly, they immediately headed towards the source of the noise and witnessed gunfire emanating from a vehicle. Undeterred, the officers activated their emergency lights in an attempt to halt the driver, but their efforts were ignored as the vehicle continued to flee. Determined not to let the perpetrators escape, the officers pursued the car onto E. Olney Road. After a brief pursuit on foot, the officers managed to apprehend two suspects.

Meanwhile, additional officers who had responded to the incident discovered a critically injured man named Eugene L. Thomas, 49, in the 900 block of E. Brambleton Avenue, having sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound. Another victim, a 25-year-old man, was found in the 700 block of Chapel Street with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was promptly transported to the hospital for medical attention.

Following a thorough investigation, detectives have formally charged DeAndre M. Davis, 20, and Arkeem D. Butcher, 24, with several serious offenses, including second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, and two counts of firearm use. Both Davis and Butcher are currently being detained in Norfolk City Jail without the possibility of posting bail..