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Murder suspect in Virginia turns himself in, records his arrest on Facebook Live

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Source: Blacksburg Police Department; MEGA

Feb. 7 2022, Published 2:28 p.m. ET

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The suspect in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded four other people recorded his own arrest on Facebook Live.

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On Feb. 4 shortly before midnight, police believe Jamel Flint, 24, shot the five victims at Melody Hookah Bar, blocks from the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, The Roanoke Times reported.

Isiah O. Robinson, an 18-year-old high school student and football player, died in the attack, police said.

It remains unclear what sparked the violence at the hookah lounge.

The evening after the shooting, Flint was recording on Facebook Live when he went to the Roanoke Police Department.

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“I’m about to turn myself in. I’m clean. Ya feel me. Whatever, we can go from there,” he said on the video. “Lawyer already on the way. I ain’t trippin'.”

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During the recording, Flint tells officers to “chill” and states he’s unarmed, innocent and at the station to turn himself in after, he claimed, officers battered down his grandmother’s door while searching for him.

The video ends after police ordered Flint down on the ground and arrested him.

Flint faces one count of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one count of using a gun to commit a felony, Blacksburg police said.

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Source: Blacksburg Police Department; MEGA
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