Thursday, December 8, 2022

This Newport News man is wanted in connection with an attempted murder case in York County

Authorities are searching for Esteban Benjamin Fortin, 21, in relation to a breaking and entering on Aug. 28. (WYDaily/Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)
Esteban Benjamin Fortin (HNNDaily/Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities in York County are looking for information on Esteban Benjamin Fortin, 21, who is wanted in connection with what authorities say was a breaking and entering and attempted murder in York County on Aug. 28.

Fortin, of Newport News, is also wanted on warrants for use and discharge of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

On Aug. 28, a 17-year-old male called to report someone had entered his home by force around 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Little Bay Avenue in York County. Before authorities arrived on the scene, the suspects fired shots at the teen’s vehicle and fled the area in a black sedan.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information on Fortin to call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the tip line at 757-890-4999.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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