Friday, June 9, 2023

Newport News teen arrested in connection with shooting in Langley housing community

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 16-year-old Newport News resident in connection with a shooting in the Landings at Langley that injured one teenager in March.

Deputies responded to the 60 block of Eagle Loop around 7 p.m. March 13 for a report of a shooting, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

A 14-year-old was shot in the leg during the shooting, authorities said.

He was transported to a local hospital in “stable” condition.

On Wednesday, sheriff’s office investigators arrested the Newport News teen in connection with the shooting.

Sheriff Diggs appreciates all of the hard work and effort, by the deputies and investigators, that went into getting this case solved,” a Facebook post update reads.

Law enforcement agencies do not typically release the identity of juveniles accused of crimes.

Clarification: The original version of this story said the shooting was considered a drive-by. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has released new information stating the shooting was not a drive-by, and the victim was “involved in illegal activity with the suspect” when he was shot.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

Related Articles