Friday, February 3, 2023

Two arrested in connection with ‘gang related’ shooting death of Norfolk man; one suspect remains at large

Gary L. Drew (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)
Gary L. Drew (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

NORFOLK — Two men have been arrested in connection with the Saturday deadly shooting of a man on North Military Highway.

Police are searching for the third suspect.

Gary L. Drew, 26, of the 400 block of East Little Creek Road, is wanted for second-degree murder, mob assault, abduction, conspiracy and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police identified the two suspects in custody as Dashawn T. Bryant and Patrick M. Barnes – they are charged with the murder of Michael McGregor, of Norfolk.

Bryant, 26, of the 1300 block of Lead Street, has been charged with second-degree murder, mob assault, abduction, conspiracy and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Barnes, 26, of the 700 block of B Avenue, has been charged with second-degree murder, mob assault, abduction, conspiracy and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Bryant and Barnes are being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond, police said, adding the three suspects are known gang members and detectives believe the killing is gang related.

Dashawn T. Bryant and Patrick M. Barnes (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)
Dashawn T. Bryant and Patrick M. Barnes (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

McGregor was shot to death in the 3500 block of North Military Highway Saturday.

Police were called to that location behind the Mona Lisa Restaurant and Bar on a gunshot disturbance. Officers found McGregor behind the restaurant suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are asking anyone who may know of Drew’s whereabouts to call the Norfolk Crime Line at Line 888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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