Second suspect charged in August shooting in Newport News

Markeis Eric Swain (Left) and Dimair Tyaree Prince Jones (Right) were both charged in an Aug. 8, 2017 shooting. (Credit: Newport News Police Department).

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A second suspect in an August shooting in Newport News has been arrested and charged.

Police say 19-year-old Markeis Eric Swain is faced with charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in a felony.

Officers were called to Old Colonial Way Aug. 8, where they found a 38-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Two suspects — including Swain — were identified in the shooting. The other suspect, 18-year-old Dimair Tyaree Prince Jones, was arrested in late September. Prince was also served a warrant for an unrelated failing to appear charge.

Police say Swain was arrested on other charges unrelated to the August shooting.