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Second man arrested in connection with fatal Hampton Wawa shooting

Second man arrested in connection with fatal Hampton Wawa shooting
Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 17:48:57-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division has arrested another man in connection with the July 2 homicide at the Hampton Wawa in the 2400 block of W. Mercury Boulevard.

Tuesday, police announced they have arrested 29-year-old Samuel Cooper of Newport News in connection with the incident. Cooper has been charged with one count of Murder, one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On July 3, 23-year-old Jaquan Devonta Cooper was arrested and charged with one count of Murder, one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, one count of Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle, one count of Possession of a Firearm with Drugs, and one count of Distribution of Marijuana.

On the night of the incident, officers arrived on scene to find 20-year-old Myzhe Lewis of Hampton suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Nearby, officers found another man who was also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. His injuries were said to be non-life-threatening, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A preliminary investigation revealed that two groups of people were involved in a verbal altercation in a business parking lot when shots were fired.

Jaquan Cooper remains in custody at the Hampton City Jail. There is no mugshot available for Samuel Cooper.

On November 13 in Hampton General District Court, each had the following charges certified to the grand jury:

Jaquan Cooper

  • Murder: 2nd Degree
  • Malicious Shoot/Throw at Train/Car
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony – 1st Offense

Samuel Cooper

  • Murder: 2nd Degree
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony – 1st Offense
  • Malicious Shoot/Throw at Train/Car
  • Violent Felon Possess/Transport Weapon

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