Suspect arrested in connection with shooting death of Norfolk 15-year-old

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with Monday's shooting death of a 15-year-old.

20-year-old Naquan M. Alexander was arrested in connection with the teen's shooting. Alexander has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm. A judge read him his charges Wednesday morning with his family in the courtroom.

Alexander is currently being held without bail at the Norfolk City Jail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for October.

Naquan M. Alexander

According to police, the shooting happened in the 1300 block of Herbert Collins Way in the city around 8 p.m. When police arrived, they found the teenager suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The teen was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police are still investigating the incident that happened just around the corner from a double shooting that took place less than two weeks ago. A 14-year-old was arrested for those shootings on Cary Avenue and Kenton Avenue.

Neighbors are concerned about the recent violence, and one said she might not be able to call that neighborhood home anymore.

She told News 3, "I’m tempted to think about moving because I have to think about the well being of my child, I have to think about the well-being myself. This incident is right close to home like right around the corner from where we live at. the bullets can go anywhere and they don’t care where they’re shooting at and that becomes a concern for me. "

Those who knew the 15-year-old who died described him as a kind young man. They say he did not live in the neighborhood he was shot in, but say he was frequently there with friends. They say he would often be seen picking up garbage and talking to those who live in the area.

They tell News 3 the teen was a student at Booker T. Washington. Norfolk Public Schools was unable to say if he was a student at the school but did release the following statement to News 3:

We are very saddened to learn of the death of one of our students.  Norfolk Public Schools offers its sincerest condolences to the family and all who have been affected by this very tragic news.  As an unexpected death impacts everyone differently, supports will be available to students, staff and family members through this extremely challenging time as they work to deal with their grief.

Alexander is expected to be in court in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone with information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at  1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-562-5887) or submit a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.

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