Police arrest ‘person of interest’ in East Washington Street shooting on unrelated felony charge

Published 12:48 pm Thursday, May 26, 2022

Suffolk police on Thursday arrested a man who is a “person of interest” in the investigation of a May 20 shooting on East Washington Street.

Treyzhan Outlaw, 22, of Suffolk, was arrested on an unrelated felony warrant for carrying a concealed weapon-subsequent offense.

After the shooting, which took place at 12:49 a.m. in the 600 block of East Washington Street, police issued warrants for Outlaw and Dontral Steward, 21, who are both considered persons of interest in connection with the shooting. Police are still attempting to locate Steward.

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The shooting injured a 29-year-old man who was treated on the scene by Suffolk Fire and Rescue, then transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police or 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. You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. 

A person who submits a tip will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information, they can log in at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip and access reward information.

Note: The headline to the story has been corrected to note that police arrested the person on an unrelated felony charge but he is a “person of interest” in the May 20 East Washington Street shooting. He has not been arrested in connection to that shooting.