2 men arrested in connection with Suffolk shooting

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Police Department said Friday that two men were arrested and charged in a shooting that happened Saturday, April 27.

Javonte Kaeshan Rountree, 22, and Diondre Ramon Baker, 19, were arrested Thursday evening on charges including assault in commission of a felony, aggravated malicious wounding, discharging a firearm in a public place, using or displaying a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Police responded to a single-vehicle crash at Portsmouth Boulevard and Suburban Drive Saturday night. The driver of the vehicle was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound as well as crash-related injuries, and was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition.

Two more gunshot victims were identified two days later, both of whom went to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Rountree and Baker are in custody at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

The crash victim remains in the hospital in serious condition.

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