NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A man who was being sought by law enforcement after he was believed to have killed another man in Newport News on October 5 was found dead Friday night.
37-year-old Karlos Evan Andrews was wanted for First Degree Murder as well as other charges in connection with the shooting death of 49-year-old Loren Javell Ransome.
He was found in Durham, North Carolina by members of the Durham Police Department. According to police, he had taken his own life.
Detectives are searching for an "armed and dangerous" suspect after a man was fatally shot in Newport News.
Newport News police said they got a call on Tuesday, Oct. 5 around 12:18 a.m. about shots fired in the 15300 block of Warwick Boulevard. That's where the Jackpot Hookah 2 lounge is located.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man outside with gunshot wounds. He died there. Police later identified the victim as 49-year-old Loren Javell Ransome, who lived in the 400 block of Denbigh Boulevard.
Following a few days of investigation, on Oct. 8 the department said officers had put out warrants for Karlos Evan Andrews, 37.
He's suspected of pulling the trigger Tuesday night, and could face charges of 1st Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Shooting a Firearm in a Public Place.
A tweet from the Newport News Police Department said Andrews is likely "armed and dangerous."
Anyone who knows where Karlos Andros is, or anything else that could help with the investigation, is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Tipsters can stay anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.