Hampton homicide suspect arrested after police pursuit

Mark Edward Wilson II

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A homicide suspect was arrested after a police chase Friday night.

Newport News Police said around 7 p.m., officers were contacted by the Hampton Police Division about a Hampton homicide suspect who was in Newport News. They said the suspect was believed to be in a stolen mini van.

After a short pursuit, police said the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue.

The suspect ran, but was apprehended shortly afterward and is in custody, according to police.

He was later identified as Mark Edward Wilson II who was wanted for an August 31 homicide on Spruce Street.

Mark Edward Wilson II, wanted for the August 31 homicide on Spruce Street, was arrested in Newport News this evening following a brief vehicle pursuit.

The victim in the vehicle that was hit was taken to a local hospital with what appeared to police to be non life-threatening injuries.

In addition to the charges out of Hampton, additional charges out of Newport News are pending.

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