Norfolk Facebook live shooting case moves to grand jury

Norfolk police responded to Bainbridge Boulevard just after 6 p.m. on July 13, 2016 to investigate a triple shooting. It was later confirmed that the shooting was broadcast live on Facebook. Credit: WAVY-TV 10

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The case of man accused in a triple shooting that was broadcast live on Facebook in July is moving forward to a grand jury.

Credit: Norfolk City Jail
Credit: Norfolk City Jail

Tony Roundtree was arrested in August, three weeks after the shooting, while riding a hoverboard in Suffolk, and is currently in Norfolk City Jail without bond. He appeared in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Officers were called to Bainbridge Boulevard on July 13 for reports of gunshots, and found three men in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Tommy Williams, one of the men inside the car, captured the shooting live on Facebook.

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Police say all three victims went to the hospital and survived the shooting.

Tommy Williams and Dante Williams are cousins and victims in the shooting. They both testified in court Tuesday that they were inside of a car in front of their uncle’s home when they were shot by Roundtree.

After the hearing, Tommy Williams spoke to 10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings.

“I just hope everything be good,” he said. “I’m just happy to be alive, that’s it.”

Tommy testified that the shooting left him wheelchair-bound. He has a collapsed lug and broken ribs.

His cousin Dante testified that he was shot five times — twice in the head, twice in the chest and once in the arm. One of the bullets is still lodged in his head.

Both men admitted to smoking marijuana and listening to music for at least 30 minutes just before they were shot.

Dante testified that he saw Roundtree coming from an alley, then noticed him at the car just before the shooting.

Roundtree’s defense attorney Jay Normile questions that.

“There is some different testimony and evidence as to what time of day it was, how dark it was out, if they saw him, how far away  (inaudible) and what kind of influence they were under.”

Normile told Cummings Monday was the first time he heard the witness statements. Now, he’ll investigate what they said.

According to Normile, evidence may indicate another suspect.

“We know that there were two separate caliber guns that were used …shell casings were found at the scene. Indicates there’s a second shooter.”

Normile said Roundtree maintains his innocence. He faces charges for malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony and maliciously shooting at an occupied motor vehicle for the shooting.

If the grand jury agrees to an indictment, this case will move to trial, which would be some time next year.

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