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Man arrested for shooting outside of Hampton tobacco and vape shop

Officers on Monday found a 21-year-old man who had been shot on West Mercury Boulevard.

HAMPTON, Va. — Police said a suspect is in custody, days after a man was shot and wounded in Hampton.

According to a spokesperson for Hampton Police Division, officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly before 5 p.m. Monday on W. Mercury Boulevard, near Gumwood Drive. When they got there, officers found a 21-year-old man who'd been shot.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. He's expected to recover.

Based on what they've been able to learn, they believe the victim was leaving a tobacco and vape shop when he was approached by 19-year-old Jayland Deshawn Kelley of Newport News. At some point, Kelley allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim. He then fled the scene before police arrived. 

Police said they believe the shooting was "narcotic-related."

On Thursday, Hampton police said Kelley had been arrested. He faces charges of maiming, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting in a public place.

This shooting remains under investigation by members of the Hampton Police Division’s Major Crimes Unit. Anyone who has information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 888-562-5887. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip at P3Tips.com.

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