HAMPTON Shooting — Officers shot and killed a wanted suspect on Wednesday in Hampton when the suspect shot at a Chesapeake sheriff’s officer. The suspect had been wanted on charges relating to a homicide that occurred on Christmas Day. According to the Hampton police department, the United States Marshals Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a suspect around 11:20 a.m. in order to place him under custody for outstanding felony warrants.
According to Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbot, when the suspect stepped out of the vehicle, he immediately began firing at task force agents, and the agents responded by firing back. During the exchange of gunfire, both the suspect and a deputy from the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office were injured. It is unknown how many members of the task force fired their weapons, but that information will be gathered as part of the investigation.
Investigation still ongoing
On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials named Lamont Lee Lewis, 46, as the individual who was shot and later died as a result of his injuries. In connection with the death of his wife, Tivona Fogg, which took place on December 25, 2022, he was wanted on many warrants, one of which was for second-degree murder. The deputy, who was part of the task team and was named as Investigator Scott Chambers, was injured when he was hit. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital, where he was treated. Nobody who was riding in the suspect’s automobile was hurt in the incident. Investigators are currently interrogating the individual.
Related article; 2 people were shot and killed on Saturday in Hampton County
On Saturday, two persons were killed in a shooting that took place in Hampton County. On October 22, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and other agencies responded to various houses on Bryant Road in Garnett in response to a report of shots fired and possibly many victims injured. The incident was said to have occurred at multiple addresses. Officers arrived to find a huge crowd already present, and they wasted no time in securing the area and providing medical assistance to those who had been injured.
Both Jashown Figueroa, age 19, and Tyrone Bryant, age 52, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. At this time, there have been no people taken into custody. The investigation has been taken over by SLED, and HCSO is providing assistance to them while they conduct their work. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is urged to get in touch with the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office by using any of the following methods: calling (803) 914-2200, calling the Toll-Free Tip Line at (866) 942-1120, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or coming in person.
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