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BREAKING: Arrest Made in James City County Homicide

Naieveo Alidro Hairston, 42-years-old of Newport News, was arrested by James City County Police on Aug. 10. (Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
UPDATE (Aug. 8, 2021 10:30 a.m.): According to James City County Police Department (JCCPD) spokesperson, Stephanie Williams, the suspect, Naieveo Alidro Hairston, briefly barricaded himself but surrendered rather quickly to police.

JAMES CITY COUNTY — An arrest has been made in the homicide of Diamont’e Malik Brown, 22.

According to a news release from James City County Police Department (JCCPD), officers from the department arrested Naieveo Alidro Hairston, 42-years-old of Newport News at a motel in Newport News.

Hairston is charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony (2 counts), malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, murder and robbery.

On Aug. 8, around 9:15 p.m., JCCPD and Fire Departments responded to the area of Carriage Road and Alesa Drive to a reported gunshot victim.

The victim, later identified as Diamont’e Malik Brown, 22 years old of York County, was found unresponsive laying in the street in the 200 block of Alesa Drive. He was transported by medics to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

A second victim, a 22-year-old James City County man, reported being shot in the leg and had already been driven to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center by a friend prior to officers’ arrival. His injuries are not life threatening.

The investigation remains active.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Josh Ernst at 757-259-5148 or or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also submit tips online at Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available

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