Suspect in deadly York Thanksgiving shooting caught overnight

Coleston Ryan Lewis  was arrested Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving shooting death of a security guard. Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.
Coleston Ryan Lewis was arrested Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving shooting death of a security guard. Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The suspect in a deadly shooting in York County during the early morning hours of Thanksgiving was caught overnight in Newport News.

Coleston Ryan Lewis was arrested Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving shooting death of a security guard. Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.
Coleston Ryan Lewis was arrested Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving shooting death of a security guard. (Photo: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Coleston Ryan Lewis was wanted for charges of murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the Nov. 24 shooting incident, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Lewis was arrested at a home in Newport News around 3 a.m. Wednesday after police had received information that he was in the area.

“We made contact with the occupants of the house and Ryan did come out on his own and surrender himself without incident,” York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. Diggs said.

10 On Your Side got a call from a person claiming to be a family member of Ryan Lewis. They said Lewis called in the tip himself and this relative says they watched him do it. They also said no one in the family knew where Ryan Lewis was until early Wednesday morning.

Lewis allegedly shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Irvin in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, off of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17).

Lt. Dennis Ivey of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said last week that Irvin was escorting Lewis from a tent event at the County Grill when he was shot by Lewis.

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