Two teens among four arrested following officer-involved shooting in Hampton

Authorities say a Newport News Police officer and a task force officer from the Williamsburg Police Department observed a Ford pickup truck, and after further investigation they learned it was stolen from Chesapeake.

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Two teenage boys were among four people arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Hampton late Tuesday night.

Authorities say a Newport News Police officer and a task force officer from the Williamsburg Police Department observed a Ford pickup truck, and after further investigation they learned it was stolen from Chesapeake.

The officers began following the vehicle and it pulled into a 7-Eleven located at the 700 block of Kecoughtan Road.

As the officers attempted to make contact with the occupants, one of the occupants brandished a firearm and pointed it at one of the officers.

The suspect vehicle then drove towards both officers and struck their police vehicle.

Shots were fired at that scene and three of the suspects were injured as a result.

READ MORE: One dead, two injured in officer-involved shooting

All of them were rushed to an area hospital for treatment, but one man died before arriving at the hospital.

Police identified him as 24-year-old DeAndre Bethea.

The two other suspects remain hospitalized.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Darone Cortoin Owens, 20-year-old Leroy Clyburn III, and two 17-year-old boys.

Owens was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of a concealed weapon and one count of grand larceny.

Police charged Clyburn with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon and one count of grand larceny.

The two teens were both charged with possession of a firearm and one count of grand larceny.

All four suspects are in custody.

In response to the shooting, Hampton volunteers went door to door as part took part of a R.E.S.E.T. walk, Thursday. 

The R.E.S.E.T. team is a collaborative effort between the Hampton Police Division, Hampton Victim Services Unit and the Hampton Youth Violence Prevention Office. Volunteers offer resources to local residents after traumatic events and violent crime.

"A traumatic event has occurred in this neighborhood," said Karla Reaves, Director of the Victim Services Unit. "We want this community to know we’re here to support them - that there are resources available for them." 

Volunteer Alison Benton lives in Hampton and said she wanted to show her community that she cared.

"I kind of step up on the steps with my heart open," said Benton. "I just want to be there for them and let them know we’re just here to give."

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