One shot, one arrested

Published 12:20 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

Suffolk police have arrested a man accused of shooting another man in front of an East Washington Street barbershop Thursday morning.

Michael Jermell Hatton, 44, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, shoot/stab/cut/wound in commission of a felony, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and discharge firearm in public with injury, according to a city press release.

The victim is Tony Jonathan Lundy, 47. He was hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday evening.

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Police alleged the two men, who are both from Suffolk, got into a verbal altercation that turned physical, during which Hatton produced a firearm. The shooting was reported at 10:43 a.m.


A witness on scene talked to the Suffolk News-Herald and said the two were involved in a fight and one shot the other at least three times.

News station WTKR quoted witnesses as saying the fight started over whether actress Halle Berry should play recently deceased singer Aretha Franklin in a movie.

After the shooting, Hatton was transported to a hospital to be treated for his injuries and later released, the city press release stated. He was then transported to the magistrate’s office, where warrants were served, and then to Western Tidewater Regional Jail, where he remains held without bond.

Throughout the morning, a section of roadway in front of Beamon’s Unisex Salon at 388 E. Washington St. was closed with crime scene tape as detectives and crime scene investigators located and collected evidence in the street, on the sidewalk and along the exterior walls of the buildings.