Two charged in shooting

Published 1:28 pm Friday, May 3, 2019

Two Suffolk men have been arrested and charged related to a shooting last Saturday.

Javonte Kaeshan Rountree, 22, and Diondre Ramon Baker, 19, were arrested Thursday on charges of shoot or stab in commission of a felony, aggravated malicious wounding, discharge a firearm in a public place, use or display firearm in commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a felony, according to a city press release.

The shooting was reported at 11:37 p.m. April 27 in the area of Haskins Drive. Two minutes later, a vehicle accident was reported at Portsmouth Boulevard and Suburban Drive, according to a city press release. The adult male driver of that vehicle was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound along with injuries from the accident.

That man remains in serious condition at the hospital, the city press release stated.

Two other victims later went to the hospital for treatment of injuries not deemed life-threatening.

Rountree and Baker are in custody at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.