Update: Second man arrested in fatal shooting at Newport News home

A second suspect has been arrested for a May 10th fatal shooting of a woman in a home in Newport News.

That night, Newport News Police responded to reports of a shooting victim a convenience store in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 3:56 a.m.

A 29-year-old Newport News woman with a gunshot wound to her arm told officers that a second woman had been shot inside a residence in the 2200 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police and medics found the second victim with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, both victims along with two men and four children were in the residence when there was a knock at the door.

As the door was opened, three men forced their way in. During the altercation that followed, the victims were shot. The suspects left the area and the surviving victim, the children (ages 5-8) and the two men then went to the convenience store.

One suspect was arrested a week later.

Jason Robles

Jason Robles

Jason Robles, 31, was charged with one count each of murder, malicious wounding, shooting in an occupied dwelling, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, four counts of abduction and seven counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He is being held at Newport News City Jail.

On May 21st, police secured warrants for 29-year-old Joe Lewis Thomas. He is charged with one count each of murder, malicious wounding, shooting in an occupied dwelling, Robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, four counts of abduction and seven counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Thomas was taken into custody by the NNPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and is being held in the Newport News City Jail. A mugshot was not immediately provided.

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