VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – State Police recovered two guns and arrested three men after an early morning shooting on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach.
According to State Police, Trooper I.K. Ibrahim heard the sound of gunfire while on patrol near the I-64/I-264 interchange around 1:40 a.m. Friday. He located a possible suspect vehicle, a Ford Fiesta, traveling east on I-64 and tried to stop the driver.
There was a brief, slow-speed pursuit after the driver initially refused to pull over for the trooper, but the Fiesta finally stopped along the eastbound lanes of I-64 near Greenbrier Parkway.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office assisted in the investigation, which resulted in three arrests. Two handguns were recovered from the vehicle.
During the course of the traffic stop, Virginia Beach Police alerted State Police about a vehicle damaged in a shooting near the I-64/I-264 interchange. There were no injuries, though, from the gunfire.
The driver of the Fiesta, 25-year-old Stefan Idele, of Newport News was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, shooting from a motor vehicle, and driving on a suspended license. His two passengers, Charles Weeks and Chadon Burton, both of Hampton, were charged with shooting from a motor vehicle.
All three were booked in the Virginia Beach City Jail without bond and declined interviews.
The incident remains under investigation.