Two men arrested in connection with Norfolk homicide

Ronald M. Best

NORFOLK, Va. – Police have arrested two men in connection with a homicide which left a woman dead Sunday night.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, police and paramedics responded to the 2700 block of Kimball Terrace for a possible gunshot victim.

When police arrived they found 49-year-old Samantha Ganther inside her home suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Ulysses Butler

A police investigation revealed that 50-year-old Ulysses Butler and 41-year-old Ronald Best were in a verbal altercation.

After the altercation Best got in his vehicle.

Police said Butler then got a firearm and shot several rounds at Best. Best had non-life threatening injuries from shattered glass.

Moments later police said Best got out of the car and shot towards Butler’s home and Ganther was fatally wounded inside the residence.

Butler has been charged with malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Best has been charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Both men are being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Police said Ganther’s death marks Norfolk’s 17th homicide in 2017.