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Norfolk man faces multiple charges after teenager dies in Hampton shooting

When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene, in a neighborhood near downtown.

HAMPTON, Va. — UPDATE on 4/9/22: A man has been arrested and faces multiple charges in connection to this shooting.  Jimmy Leshawn Williams, 19, of Norfolk was arrested and taken into custody in Chesapeake. He faces one count of Murder and one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.


Along Wine Street in Hampton, a community close to downtown, neighbors told 13News Now they heard the gunshots just after 2 a.m. on April 2. 

Now, a memorial stands with balloons, teddy bears and flowers for the 17-year-old boy who was killed.

While authorities have not yet released the teenager’s name in this case, some of his friends and loved ones learned of his passing. They immediately wanted to pay tribute.

We’re told he was a member of a Newport-News based dance team.

Other members, the coaches and troupe parents traveled to Wine Street in Hampton to pray for him, along with his family. 

They described the 17-year-old as a bright light.

“You could tell it through his dances, like you can see that that was his outlet for whatever he had going on, that was his outlet. Much love to these girls, the coaches, the parents, because everybody is feeling hurt by what occurred to him," said dance team parent Nicole Heard, who also extended prayers and healing for the slain teenager's family. 

His relatives also held a vigil at the site of the memorial Saturday evening, bringing balloons and gathering to honor their loved one. 

At this time, there is no available suspect information. If you know anything that can help police, contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

You can also submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.

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