Police arrest teen in Hampton homicide

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police say a 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a shooting that killed a 27-year-old man Thursday night.

The teen has been charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Police were called to the 1100 block of Quash Street, near Foley Street, at 9:42 p.m. for a report of shots fired. While on the way, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene to find a man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Travis Wardrick, of Newport News.

Another man was taken into custody for questioning, though no charges have been filed at this time. Investigators are not looking for any suspects at this time.

Police say the man and teen are known to each other.

This is the city’s second homicide of 2017. It happened near the same intersection where a man was shot and killed in March.

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