Officials search for Newport News man wanted for attempted murder

YORK Co., Va. - Deputies arrested a man in connection with an August incident in the 100 block of Little Bay Avenue in the Tabb section of York County.

On Tuesday, August 28 around 8:30 p.m., officials responded to a reported breaking and entering.

Esteban Benjamin Fortin

They were also told that shots were being fired into a residence. Deputies reported that before they got there suspects ran away from the residence, got into a black sedan and fired more shots at the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the area.

Investigators were searching for 21-year-old Esteban Benjamin Fortin, a Newport News resident and wanted for Attempted Murder, Breaking and Entering, Discharge Firearm, Use of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. He was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

Deputies told News 3 this was a targeted incident.

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