Update: Norfolk Police Fugitive Squad along with the Capital Area Task Force, which encompasses U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff, Portsmouth Police, and Newport News Police arrested 26-year-old William A. Hamlin Jr. of Chesapeake in the shooting death of 17-year-old Joel Green.
Hamlin has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is awaiting extradition to the Norfolk City Jail.
Norfolk, Va. - A 17-year-old was shot and killed in a South Norfolk neighborhood early Sunday morning.
Police say the call came in around 12:45 a.m. for reports of a gunshot victim. Once on scene, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 17-year-old Joel Green, was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later died.
Detrell Anderson, 21, who was a good friend of the teen, says he remembers him as a very happy and family oriented person.
"When I found out it was him, it was kind of like - why did this happen?" said Anderson.
No suspect information has been released, but police are asking anyone with information to please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.