Newport News man arrested for murder

Newport News police say they have arrested a man for homicide.

Police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Joseph Thomas. 

Thomas was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning at his home in Newport News. Police believe Thomas shot and killed a 26-year-old, Brandon Johnson, in May of 2012.

Back then – police say they found Johnson lying on the sidewalk on Chestnut Avenue – near 22nd Street.

He died at the scene.

Police also say another man was shot – but he survived. Thomas is also being charged for wounding that man.

Two men shot in Newport News on 22nd Street and Chestnut

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