SWAT, ATF arrest 4, recover stolen guns on the Peninsula

Left to right: Xavier Greene, Endyia Washington, Deshawn Ahkeem Shields and Mariah Virginia Walker (Photos courtesy Newport News Police Department)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police detained two people and recovered half a dozen firearms Monday while executing a search warrant connected to a Chesterfield County investigation.

Sgt. Jason Price, with the Hampton Police Division, said the investigation began after a burglary Friday morning at Southern Police Equipment in Chesterfield County, which is about a two-hour drive from Hampton. At least two male suspects went into the business and stole multiple firearms.

Surveillance cameras at the business captured images of those suspects. Surveillance cameras at a nearby convenience store captured images of three female suspects, who left the store, drove to Southern Police Equipment and picked up the male suspects.

Detectives investigating the burglary gained information that led them to arrest four suspects in Newport News Monday morning. Those suspects were each charged with burglary and grand larceny and are being held at Newport News City Jail:

  • Xavier S. Greene, 20, of no known address
  • Endyia Washington, 25, of the 4500 block of Marshall Ave. in Newport News, Va.
  • Deshawn Shields, 19, of the 4500 block of Marshall Ave. in Newport News, Va.
  • Mariah V. Walker, 22, of the 4500 block of Marshall Ave. in Newport News, Va.

Investigative leads also led detectives a home in the 400 block of Greenbriar Avenue in Hampton. Because stolen firearms were involved, police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used the city’s SWAT team to serve the search warrant Monday.

A man and a juvenile male were detained at the residence, but have not yet been charged, Price said.

Police located six firearms in the house, all of which were confirmed as being stolen during the Chesterfield County burglary.

Chesterfield County Police say another suspect had been located, but not charged as detectives were still working to determine her level of involvement. It is unclear if that suspect was located in Newport News, Hampton or Chesterfield County.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.

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