Arrest made in 2016 homicide

Published 10:52 pm Friday, May 10, 2019

Suffolk Police have made an arrest in a homicide that took place in the summer of 2016, according to a city press release.

After an ongoing investigation, Suffolk Police have identified Treslyn Lamar Ward, 41, of Chesapeake as a suspect, and on Thursday, a grand jury indicted Ward on nine charges, including murder, attempted murder, attempted robbery, three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, shoot, stab, cut or wound, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Ward was taken into custody at his Chesapeake residence Friday, served with his indictments and was taken to Western Tidewater Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond, the release states.

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On June 8, 2016, 23-year-old Keenan Feaster of Queens, N.Y. was shot at the Heritage Acres Apartments, located in the 1000 block of Nansemond Parkway, according to the release. Emergency dispatchers were notified of the incident at 6:26 p.m. that evening, when they were contacted and advised that the victim was being driven to a local hospital by acquaintances, the release stated.

Officers responded and performed life saving measures until the arrival of Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel, according to the release, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.