Man accused of fatally shooting ex-girlfriend arrested

Anthony Mark Smith, Jr. (Photo: Newport News police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend last week.

Police say 25-year-old Anthony Smith Jr. killed 25-year-old DaShanika Sherrod in her bedroom.

Her family says the two recently broke up, and the day after Christmas, she took out a restraining order.

Smith was arrested Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Delmar Lane.

He was wanted on warrants for first degree murder and possession of firearm by a felon,

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