Police charge 9 in March 19 fight

Published 9:22 pm Thursday, April 1, 2010

Suffolk police have charged nine people with disorderly conduct stemming from the fight call that ended in a man being shot by police.

Seven juveniles ages 14-17, as well as two adults, were charged in connection with the fight that brought police to the 200 block of Central Avenue on March 19.

Charges were placed Wednesday for the juveniles. Two of them were picked up from school Wednesday because of additional charges from an unrelated incident that occurred on March 28. Those two were charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, three counts of criminal gang participation and one count of reckless handling of a firearm for the March 28 incident. They are currently being detained at Tidewater Detention Home.

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The two adults had not yet been arrested on Thursday afternoon, so their names were not being released. Additional charges are expected from the March 19 fight.

Tedlee Hargrove, 49, was shot by police at the corner of Pinner Street and Central Avenue on March 19 after police say he fired a shot from his upstairs porch at 213 ½ Central Ave. Officers ordered Hargrove to put down his shotgun, and he initially began to do so. But then he raised the shotgun up again, police say, and two officers shot at the man, striking him once in the arm.

Hargrove died in the hospital March 27, eight days after the incident.

Both officers remain on administrative leave pending an investigation by the department. The results of the investigation will be examined by the Commonwealth’s Attorney, who will decide if the shooting was justified.

Police had been called to the scene because of the fight in the street.