Four men accused in Portsmouth teen murder indicted, wanted by police

From right to left: Samking N. Beale, Jalon M. Trotter and RayQwuan A. Short.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Four of the five men who were accused in a deadly shooting that happened in Portsmouth last year are now wanted by Portsmouth Police on new charges.

According to police, five men — Roderick B. Britt, Andre T. Keel, RayQwuan A. Short, Jalon M. Trotter and Samking N. Beale — were arrested last September on charges related to the shooting death of 17 year-old Jayzavia T. Hill.

Hill was found shot to death in the 1900 block of Deep Creek Boulevard last May.

The charges against Britt and Keel were withdrawn, or nolle prossed, last week.

Roderick B. Britt, left, and Andre T. Keel. Photo Courtesy: Portsmouth Police
Roderick B. Britt, left, and Andre T. Keel. Photo Courtesy: Portsmouth Police

On Feb. 4, Britt, Keel, Short and Trotter were indicted on several charges including first-degree murder, use of a fire arm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding.

Beale turned himself in on Monday, and is facing five charges including first-degree murder, felony murder and malicious wounding.

Portsmouth Police Spokeswoman Misty Holley says the other four men are currently wanted by police.

 

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