Third suspect arrested in connection with Hampton homicide

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Malik Saunders

HAMPTON, Va. – An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide that happened in June, 2017.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Malik Omar Saunders has been charged with one count of Murder, two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, one count of Attempted Robbery, one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Robbery and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, according to police.

On June 19 around 6:30 p.m., Public Safety Communications received a call about shots fired in the 200 block of Derosa Drive.

When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Johnathan Matthew Bradley inside a vehicle that had left the road and hit a home. Bradley was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced deceased at the scene by Hampton Fire and Rescue.

Brian Austin Moore

The investigation revealed Bradley was sitting inside a parked vehicle when the suspects approached him, pulled out guns and attempted to rob him. Bradley was shot during the attempted robbery.

Suspects were previously identified as 20-year-old Brian Austin Moore, 21-year-old Jerri De’Unda Forson, and Malik Omar Saunders.

Moore and Forson were previously arrested.

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