SWAT team detains 3 in connection to an early morning shooting

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton Police have three people in custody as part of a shooting investigation.

Newport News police confirm the shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Friday at 79th Street and Roanoke Avenue. Spokesperson Lou Thurston said a 25-year-old Newport News man was shot, but is expected to recover.

Police have arrested 39-year-old Onnie Ray Taybron, and have charged him with possession of a stolen firearm. They have also arrested 18-year-old Ryan Ray Taybron and a juvenile girl in connection with this shooting.

After the shooting, police say the victim drove himself to Martha Lee Drive and Threechopt Road in Hampton. According to Officer Ashley Jenrette, the suspects started shooting at the victim again in Hampton, but no bullets hit him. The man was eventually driven to the hospital.

Residents in Hampton report hearing four to five gunshots on Martha Lee Drive. One woman said she heard the shots, then her doorbell rang shortly after. She says she was too nervous to answer it.

After gathering information from the shooting in Hampton, police obtained a search warrant for 404 Greenbriar Avenue. A SWAT team was called out and Jenrette said three people were detained. Police have not released the names of the people, if they live in the home, or how they’re related to the initial shooting.

Residents told WAVY.com they often hear gunfire on Greenbriar Avenue, and they believe it is related to activity at the house in question. Hampton police said a shooting in the 400 block on September 25 left a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

In August, the SWAT team was called out to 404 Greenbriar Avenue as well. Police told WAVY.com they recovered six guns that were stolen in a Chesterfield County burglary. WAVY.com has also obtained court documents that link the home to gang activity, violent crimes, and murder.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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