Police investigating shooting of teen

Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A 14-year-old boy was shot late Monday night on Smith Street and was treated for a non-life threatening injury, according to Suffolk Police.

Emergency Communications received a call around 10:45 p.m. Monday regarding the teen who was allegedly shot in the 400 block of Smith Street, according to a city news release.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel provided emergency medical assessment and treatment, and the boy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for further treatment, according to the release.

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City spokeswoman Diana Klink had no further information on the shooting as of Tuesday afternoon and said it remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on Monday’s shooting is asked to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Including Monday’s incident, there have been at least four shootings in Suffolk in 2019, according to Suffolk Police, one of those fatal.

Leondrae Shaqil Johnson, 25, died after being shot Feb. 26 at the Happy Shopper in the 600 block of East Washington Street, Suffolk Police stated. Another man who was injured in the shooting, Antonio Lamon Jefferson Jr., 24, was arrested Friday, according to a news release, and faces charges including discharging a firearm or missile in/at an occupied building and destruction of property related to a vehicle that was damaged by gunfire during the incidents. Jefferson is scheduled for an arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. May 13, online court records indicate.

Marquay Antonio White, 24, was arrested March 1 and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the Feb. 26 incident, according to Suffolk Police. White has an arraignment hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. May 14 in Suffolk General District Court, according to online court records.

On April 27, Emergency Communications received a report of gunshots in the area of Haskins Drive around 11:37 p.m., and two minutes later, Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded to a single-vehicle accident at Portsmouth Boulevard and Suburban Drive.

The driver of the vehicle was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound as well as injuries he sustained in the accident and, as of Thursday, was still in the hospital in serious condition, according to a news release. Another person who was shot received medical treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Suffolk Police arrested two men Thursday in connection to the April 27 incident – Javonte Kaeshan Rountree, 22, and Diondre Ramon Baker, 19, both of Suffolk, according to a news release.

Rountree has been charged with assault: shoot, stab, etc. in commission of a felon, aggravated malicious wounding, discharging a firearm in a public place, use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony, online court records state. Rountree has an arraignment hearing scheduled in Suffolk General District Court for 10 a.m. June 10, online court records indicate.

Baker faces a misdemeanor concealed weapon: carry charge, according to online court records, and has an arraignment hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 1.

In a March 25 incident, a boy was shot around 3:51 p.m. in the 700 block of Dill Road, Suffolk Police stated, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.