Teen arrested in fatal shooting

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Suffolk Police have made an arrest in a shooting that led to a car crash in North Suffolk last year.

Shawn Jermaine Lewis Jr., 19, of Chesapeake, is charged with a raft of felonies stemming from the July 12, 2019, incident.

Lewis is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of shooting in the commission of a felony, 10 counts of shooting at occupied vehicles, reckless handling of a firearm, two counts of discharging a firearm in a public place, three counts of use or display firearm in commission of a felony, 10 counts of shooting from vehicle, attempt to commit capital offense, and seven counts of participate in crime for a gang that includes juveniles.

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Lewis was indicated by a Suffolk grand jury last week.

The incident was reported at 6:04 p.m. that day when the crash happened in the 600 block of College Drive. Sidney Watson, 19, of Chesapeake, was deceased, and it was determined he died from a gunshot wound, not from the crash. Another 19-year-old male, from Suffolk, was injured in the incident.

Lewis’ first court appearance to determine his attorney arrangements is set for Sept. 10.