State Police investigate interstate shooting
Published 3:03 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021
The Virginia State Police are investigating an interstate shooting that happened on Wednesday evening on Interstate 664 north of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.
The incident was reported at 6:15 p.m. when the driver of a Honda sedan was seen pointing a firearm at several motorcycles while driving through the northbound lanes of the tunnel, according to State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
Witnesses saw the Honda exit the tunnel, pull over onto the shoulder, and a male got out of the vehicle with firearm in hand. Shortly after, at 6:30 p.m., the Newport News Police Department contacted state police advising that their officers had the Honda stopped at the corner of 39th Street and Marshall Avenue in Newport News. The driver, 26-year-old Donte Michael-Lewis Gee, was detained and questioned. Gee, of the 100 block of 14th Street in Newport News, was ultimately charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle and taken to Newport News City Jail.
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A Virginia Beach resident contacted state police during this time to report her vehicle had been shot at. The female victim stated she was traveling in the southbound lanes of Interstate 664 around 6 p.m., with her four children, when she heard gunshots. She continued to her residence, and discovered that her vehicle had a bullet hole in the rear of the vehicle, and a bullet round was located inside the vehicle. The female stated neither her nor her children were harmed.
This is an ongoing criminal investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.