Homicide suspect arrested

Published 11:37 am Saturday, February 27, 2021

Suffolk Police and a joint operation of other agencies took a homicide suspect into custody on Saturday.

Keishon Aljamonte Robinson was arrested early Saturday in Southampton County, according to a Suffolk city press release. City of Franklin Police, the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police join in the effort.

Robinson was arrested on multiple outstanding felony charges and transported to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.


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Robinson, 25, of Suffolk, was wanted on outstanding charges related to the Feb. 6 homicide of Diamonta Christopher Price.

Following direct indictment, Robinson has been charged with first-degree murder; violent felon possess/transport firearm; reckless handling of firearm; discharge firearm in public place; shoot/stab in commission of felony;  use or display firearm in commission of felony; and malicious shooting into an occupied building. He is also charged with multiple felony charges related to two separate shooting incidents that occurred in July and August 2020.

Police first said on Feb. 7 that Robinson was a person of interest in the death of Price, according to a city press release. The shooting occurred just after midnight on Feb. 6 in the 600 block of East Washington Street.

The separate shooting incidents from last year took place in the 1100 block of East Washington Street on July 24 and the 300 block of East Washington Street on Aug. 28. Nobody was injured in those shootings.