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Virginia man charged with murder also accused of shooting transgender woman days earlier: cops

virginia man charged with one murder accused of shooting trans woman  days earlier
Source: Newport News Police Department, Mega

Feb. 2 2022, Published 1:24 p.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

virginia man charged with one murder accused of shooting trans woman  days earlier
Source: Newport News Police Department, Mega
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