Man sentenced to three years in prison for high profile 2015 shooting

Kevon Danarus Whitehurst

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man will serve three years at the Virginia State Penitentiary in connection to a high profile shooting last year that seriously injured a man.

Kevon Danarus Whitehurst was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended for a charge of unlawful wounding.

The shooting happened in August 2015, on E. Princess Anne Road and Ballentine Boulevard.

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Michael Muhammad, a Norfolk community activist, was in the victim’s car when the shooting happened. Muhammad has said during interviews the disagreement started when his son and 50-year-old Isaiah Walter Wilson’s son got into a fight earlier that day. Muhammad has said threats were made against him and that Wilson, Whitehurst, and one other person followed their car to E. Princess Anne Road, where the shooting happened.

“After a brief exchange of words between one, or the two front passengers of my vehicle, Kevon Whitehurst extended his arm from the back window and began to fire into my vehicle,” Muhammad said during a news conference last year.

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Whitehurst was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation and no contact whatsoever with the victim or any of his family.

According to Virginia’s courts website, all of the charges that had been filed against Wilson have been dismissed.