SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police have identified the suspect of a recent shooting in downtown Suffolk, but say they don’t know where he is.
The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. July 9 along Holladay Street. The responding officers found 22-year-old Aaron Lemonte Hunter with gunshot wounds, outside his vehicle on nearby Bank Street.
Investigators believe 21-year-old Dazeion Jawan Houseworth, of Suffolk, is the man who pulled the trigger. He’s wanted for charges of aggravated malicious wounding, attempted armed robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, shoot/stab/cut or wound, and discharge a firearm in public with injury.
According to the victim’s family, Hunter has been released from the hospital and continues to recover from the shooting. Hunter’s mother told WAVY.com, she thanks God her son survived the shooting, and now she doesn’t want anyone else to be harmed. She said she believes many know who Houseworth is and he has no choice but to turn himself in.
Suffolk police are asking for the public’s help finding Houseworth, but warn residents not to interact with him. He is known to carry firearms, and police consider him “extremely dangerous.” If you locate Houseworth, police ask that you immediately call 911.
Houseworth is described as being 6-foot-3 and 150 pounds, and as having brown eyes, brown hair and dreadlocks. He is known to frequent the Hollywood Avenue and Holladay Street areas of downtown Suffolk.
If you have a tip about his possible location, you can call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.