Monday, April 15, 2024

Police nab third man wanted in connection with ‘gang related’ deadly shooting in Norfolk

Gary L. Drew (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Sheriff’s Office)
Gary L. Drew (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Sheriff’s Office)

NORFOLK – Police here said the third suspect in the “gang related” shooting death of a man has been arrested.

Gary L. Drew, 26, of the 400 block of E. Little Creek Road, was arrested in Virginia Beach Monday night.

Drew is charged with second-degree murder, mob assault, abduction, conspiracy and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police identified the two other suspects arrested over last weekend 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, is 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, is charged with second-degree murder, mob assault, abduction, conspiracy and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Drew, Barnes and Bryant 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.

McGregor was shot to death in the 3500 block of North Military Highway March 30.

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)

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 have information about the shooting 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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