Friday, January 27, 2023

Police request public’s help in finding suspect in 7-Eleven shooting

Antuan White (WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)
Antuan White (WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)

Police have renewed a request for help in finding a man they believe shot at another man in the parking lot of a James City County 7-Eleven.

Antuan Jamal White, 26, is wanted by police on outstanding warrants of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public, shooting at an occupied vehicle and participating in a criminal street gang.

White’s last known address is on Mildred Drive in James City County.

Police believe White was involved in a shooting July 28 at a 7-Eleven at 5534 Centerville Road, which court documents state may have been connected to the Bloods and Crips street gangs.

Police believe Hakeem Galberth, 34, of Newport News, and White “exchanged words” around 10:45 p.m. inside the 7-Eleven.

Galberth has already been located and arrested by police.

Both Galberth and White had other people with them inside the store, and both groups wore blue or red clothing.

After the men exchanged words, Galberth left the store, got into a car and began to drive off.

7-Eleven surveillance video shows White and a person with him ducking down, and other uninvolved people in the parking lot running in the opposite direction of Galberth’s car, which police believe indicates Galberth was shooting a firearm, documents said.

Police later stopped Galberth and interviewed him about the incident. He told police the people wearing red were “antagonizing him.”

Galberth was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with attempted malicious wounding, discharging a firearm in public, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and participating in a criminal gang.

James City County Police are still looking for White. He is 26 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Anyone with information on White’s whereabouts should contact James City County Police are 757-253-1800 or text/email tips@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Anyone with information can also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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.

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