Second Portsmouth home invasion suspect appeared in court Tuesday

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - One of the suspects in Sunday's deadly armed, home invasion was arraigned in court Tuesday morning.

Erica Brown (Photo courtesy: Portsmouth Police)

The other suspect, 28-year-old Willie Marable, was shot and killed by Portsmouth police.

32-year-old Erica Brown was arraigned on attempted armed burglary and use of a firearm charges.

Police said they responded to Belle Hall Apartments on Navajo Trail for reports of a possible home invasion.

When officers arrived on scene Sunday night, Virginia State Police said they saw Brown and Marable and that they were both armed.

According to investigators, Brown and Marable refused commands to surrender and that’s when an officer shot Marable.

It appears a wounded Marable tried to run down Navajo Trail in the direction of his house and collapsed.

He died at the hospital, police said.

Portsmouth Police brought in Virginia State Police  to handle the investigation.

The officer that fired the shot was not injured and he has been placed on administrative leave.

Brown's preliminary hearing is set for June 20th.

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