Hampton, Va. – Three men have now been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred the night of Thursday, April 24th, in a Kecoughtan shopping center.
Police responded just after 6 p.m. for a call of shots fired.
Two men, ages 24 and 21, were found shot in the parking lot of the shopping center. Both were admitted to a local hospital.
The 24-year-old victim was shot in the lower torso and has since been released from the hospital.
The 21-year-old victim was shot in his upper torso and remains hospitalized but is stable.
One of the victims has life-threatening injuries they say he was shot in the upper torso. He is now listed as stable. The other victim was shot in the lower torso and his injuries are not life-threatening.
A third victim, a 20-year-old man, was discovered at 7:42 p.m. He also was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He has since been released.
Police say the people involved in the shooting were in a GMC Envoy when an altercation occurred. The victims and the suspects are known to eachother.
Two were arrested in connection with the incident on April 25th.
Raghib Ismail Brooks, 23, turned himself into Hampton Police. He has been charged with one count of
Aggravated Malicious Wounding, one count of Maiming, one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Narcotics and one count of Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place.
Both are in the custody of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office.
A third suspect was identified and subsequently arrested on April 28th. Benny Garcia Jr., 20, has warrants on file for one count of Robbery, one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.