UPDATE: The suspect in this story, Trudale Devon Terry was arrested on Aug. 30, 2014. He has been charged in this homicide.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of 28-year-old Michael Deon Robinson who was killed early Saturday morning on 22nd Street.
Investigators obtained warrants for Trudale Devon Terry, 23, who faces charges of murder, maiming, and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
People who live in the area where Michael Robinson was shot say they want to take back their neighborhood.
“This neighborhood is crazy. It really is,” said Kymisha Williamson, who lives a few blocks from where the shooting happened. “People shooting other people for no reason and just over some crazy stuff.”
It’s the second shooting incident at or near the intersection of 22nd Street and Roanoke Avenue in the past week, the third since May. Queen Esther lives right at the intersection, and says there are good people in the neighborhood and they don’t deserve the violence.
“I don’t know if it’s gangs or if it’s drugs or what it is. Whatever it is it needs to stop,” said Esther.
Police responded to the area of 22nd Street and Roanoke Avenue around 2:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a man lying in the street who had been shot in the upper body. Medics transported Robinson to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Six blocks away on 16th Street at the Roanake Avenue intersection, police found a second gunshot victim, a 41-year-old woman, inside a vehicle.
According to police, the investigation determined the woman was in the area of 22nd Street and Roanoke Avenue and made her way to 22nd Street before realizing she was shot. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
Investigators are trying to determine if the victims were together at the time of the shooting or if the woman was an unintended victim. Detectives are also investigating if the shooting was related to prior shootings in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.