Police announced arrests in connection to cold-case murder of U.S. rep's nephew

Source: Norfolk police; MEGA

Aug. 12 2021, Published 9:14 p.m. ET

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In 2011, the nephew of late Rep. Elijah Cummings was murdered in Virginia. A decade later, police announced they made four arrests in connection to his killing.

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On Aug. 12, police in Norfolk, Virginia, announced the development in the case. Four people were charged with 15 counts each, including homicide. Those arrested were:

  • Kwaume L. Edwards, 32
  • Javon L. Doyle, 31
  • Ahmad R. Watson, 30
  • Rashad D. Dooley, 28

On June 11, Norfolk police responded to the 800 block of West 42nd Street for a report of two people who were shot. Christopher Cummings was found dead in the home, according to police.

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A second victim was taken to the hospital and survived the shooting.


While no arrests were made at the time of the killing, police say they continued to work the case to bring Cummings’ killers to justice.

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“For more than a decade now Investigators have been relentless in their efforts to solve this case, they have followed up on every lead necessary to ensure the Norfolk Police Department was able to deliver justice to both the surviving victim and to the Cummings family, said Chief Larry D. Boone. I want to recognize all the hard work and the level of commitment and professionalism of all those who were involved in bringing this investigation to a close.”

The suspects are all being held in jail without bond.

Christopher Cummings was the nephew of Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), who began to serve in the U.S. Congress in 1996. He was a member of the House of Representatives until his death in 2019.


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