Police seek second person in connection to North Suffolk shooting
Published 2:30 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022
Suffolk Police have warrants out for the arrest of Jonathan Luis Jackson, 23 of Suffolk, in connection with the March 27 shooting in North Suffolk that killed one person and injured another.
Jackson is wanted on charges of second-degree murder, the use or display of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in or around school, shooting or throwing missiles at an occupied vehicle, felonious assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and aggravated malicious wounding.
The charges are in connection to the March 27 shooting that killed Tameisha Goode Rogers, 40, of Chesapeake while another man, Reginald Ashmead Thorne III, 36, of Suffolk, remains in an area hospital in stable condition, according to Suffolk Police.
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Suffolk Police arrested Phillip Jovan Etheridge, 23, of Suffolk, and charged him with second-degree murder, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of shooting or throwing missiles at an occupied vehicle, discharging a firearm in or around a school, attempting to commit a non-capital offense, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, and the use or display of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to a city press release.
Etheridge is currently in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. An arraignment hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning for Etheridge in Suffolk General District Court was continued until 10 a.m. May 31.
Suffolk Police said the city’s 911 center received a call just after 10 p.m. Sunday for reports of an attempted armed robbery in the 6300 block of Townsend Place, near Northern Shores Elementary School.
The caller said he was in a vehicle when two people in masks walked up and displayed a firearm, causing the caller to flee, according to police. Several additional calls came in for shots fired in the same area as the attempted armed robbery.
Before officers got to Townsend Place, the victim’s vehicle was found in the 6500 block of Hampton Roads Parkway and had multiple bullet holes, according to police.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Suffolk Police are continuing to follow leads and ask the public if they have any information related to the incident to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. Suffolk Police would also like to thank those who have contributed information as part of the investigation.
Anyone with information or evidence to share is asked to contact Suffolk Police or the Suffolk Crime Line. To submit online, go to www.p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website (www.suffolkva.us/spd) and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment, or you can call 888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887), Option 5.