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Suspect Arrested in Yorktown Shooting and Armed Robbery

(WYDaily Media)

NEWPORT NEWS — A suspect has been arrested in the December 9, 2020 shooting and armed robbery in Yorktown that left one victim with serious injuries.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) has announced the arrest of Davion Terrell Janifer, 20 year old male who is listed as a resident of Newport News, was arrested and charged in the shooting and armed robbery, which occurred last December at the 7-Eleven store located at the 8600 block of George Washington Memorial Highway.

According to YPSO, Janifer has been charged with the following:

  • Shooting, stabbing, etc., with the intent to maim, kill
  • Robbery
  • Conspiracy to commit a felony
  • Use or display of a firearm in committing a felony
  • Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons.

On the night of the crime, deputies were dispatched to the location at 10:08 p.m. A male store employee was shot and taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, of which he survived.

An investigation showed that two suspects came into the store, with one using a firearm to demand money.

Janifer is currently being held at Newport News City Jail.

“I would like to thank our team of diligent investigators who have worked endless hours to bring this case to a close,” said YPSO Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs.

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