Man pleads guilty to murder in fatal Gloucester shooting

Dijon Whitter (Photo Courtesy: Gloucester County Sheriff's Office)

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a deadly 2016 shooting in Gloucester County.

Dijon Whittier entered the guilty plea in court Tuesday.

Josh Morrison

Police say Whitter played a role in the shooting death of 18-year-old Josh Morrison in January of 2016, in the Ware Neck area of the county. Morrison was one of four victims shot in the incident.

According to court documents, police found Morrison dead in a car at the intersection of Ditchley Road and Gill Lane just after midnight.

Another teen and two other men were also hurt in the shooting. Police found the other three victims less than a mile away, at the Nuttall’s Country Store. All three of them survived and recovered from their injuries.

Whitter, 18 at the time, was arrested that afternoon.

Whitter’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.