Norfolk man charged with murder in woman’s shooting death

Ronald M. Best (Photo: Norfolk police)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man has been arrested in connection to a Norfolk shooting that left a woman dead Sunday.

Ronald M. Best (Photo: Norfolk police)

Ronald M. Best, 41, is charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Officers were called to the 2700 block of Kimball Terrace around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. When police got to the scene, they found 49-year-old Samantha F. Ganther inside her home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Best, of the 1000 block of Greenwood Street in Norfolk, was immediately taken into custody without incident. He’s being held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

This was the second shooting in Norfolk Sunday evening. Earlier, two people were shot on Brambleton Avenue.

Police ask that anyone with information about this homicide call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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