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Fight At A Virginia Apartment Complex Leaves One Person Dead, One Person Under Arrest, Cops Say

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Source: City of Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office; MEGA

Apr. 4 2022, Published 4:49 p.m. ET

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A fight outside a Virginia apartment left one person dead and now one person faces charges in connection to the case.

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On April 2, police in South Boston, Virginia, arrested Rashad Stovall, 24, in connection to the March 31 shooting of 32-year-old Lamar Ballou. Stovall was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and use of a firearm in the commission of murder.

Around 11:30 p.m. on March 31, officers responded to an apartment complex to find Ballou lying in the parking lot, according to South Boston police. He appeared to be shot multiple times.

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Investigators said Ballou was in a fight with at least two other people before being shot.


Police found several empty pistol cartridges near the scene. Stovall was identified early as a suspect, according to police.

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Authorities credited the public for helping investigators make the arrest.

“This incident highlights the importance of the public working alongside of the police.” South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young said. “We want to thank the community for all of their help. There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we all work together to safeguard our community.”


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