Suffolk man charged with fatally shooting stepdad on Memorial Day

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Editor’s note: This article was updated at 1:30 p.m. to note that the victim was the suspect’s stepson.


Police arrested a 19-year-old Suffolk man in the Memorial Day shooting death of his stepfather.

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Kaevon Dionte Stowes faces felony charges of murder-second degree and use or display of firearm in commission of felony. 

Police, in a Tuesday news release, identified the victim as Timothy Gene Harper, 57, of Suffolk. 

Dispatchers were notified of a shooting at 4:11 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Hunter Street in the Pleasant Hill area south of downtown.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at

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