Six arrested after exchanging gunfire with police in Newport News drug search

Newport News, Va. – Six people were arrested Thursday night after exchanging gunfire with police who tried to search for drugs at a Newport News home.

Officers were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant at the home in the 2000 block of Chestnut Ave. As officers attempted to enter the home, someone inside shot at the officers, who were in full tactical gear.

One detective’s ballistic shield was struck by gunfire and a second officer later found a bullet lodged in a piece of gear that was hanging on the outside of his bullet-proof vest.

The officers from the South Precinct Community Response Team and Narcotics Enforcement Unit took cover and two officers each fired one round from their rifles into the room the shots had come from.

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After the officers established a perimeter a tactical team was called and the six suspects left the home and were arrested. The tactical team searched the home for any additional suspects and found a large amount of crack cocaine and two handguns.

The following people were arrested:

  • 24-year-old Eric Robinson Jr. was charged with Drugs: Possess w/Intent to Manufacture /Sell Schedule I, II and Conspiracy to Violate the Va. Drug Control Act.
  • 22-year-old David Smart was charged with Firearm: Possession w/ I Schedule I,II Drug  Drugs: Possess w/Intent to Manufacture /Sell Schedule I,II and Conspiracy to Violate the Va. Drug Control Act.
  • 26-year-old Terrence Threatt was charged with Drugs: Possess w/Intent to Manufacture /Sell Schedule I, II and Conspiracy to Violate the Va. Drug Control Act.
  • 28-year-old Dontreal Mattocks was charged with Drugs: Possess w/Intent to Manufacture /Sell Schedule I, II and Conspiracy to Violate the Va. Drug Control Act.
  • 53-year-old Dolorosa Moon was charged with Drugs: Possess w/Intent to Manufacture /Sell Schedule I, II and Conspiracy to Violate the Va. Drug Control Act.
  • 22-year-old Stefon Malone was charged with 11 counts of Firearm: Use in Commission of a Felony 1st offense, 11 counts of attempt Murder 1st Degree and one count of Possess a Firearm by Felon.

Two detectives have been placed on administrative leave with pay after the shooting.  There are two ongoing investigations, a criminal investigation conducted by the Department’s Homicide Unit and separate internal investigation conducted by the Department’s Office of Professional Standards.

All those arrested were placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

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