A 21-year-old Virginia man has been charged in the shooting death of a 38-year-old man, as police say the same suspect shot a transgender woman days earlier, according to a report.
Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 26, officers responded to a call in Newport News, Virginia, the Newport News Police Department said.
At the scene, police said they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, later identified as 38-year-old Brian O’Neal Fonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
On Jan. 29, authorities said 21-year-old Asron Marquis Sellers was arrested in connection to the murder of Fonville.
Sellers was charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a firearm in a public place that causes injury and possession of a stolen vehicle. Police did not say what led to the alleged shooting of Fonville.
As the investigation continued, police said Sellers was also charged in connection to a shooting that took place three days earlier in Hampton, Virginia.
Officials said a transgender woman “had arranged to meet an acquaintance with the intention of engaging in sexual activity,” the New York Daily News reported.
After getting into an argument with a suspect, police said the victim was shot in a car.
She suffered from gunshot wounds, but they were not considered life-threatening.