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One dead after shooting in Newport News, man in custody

When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot inside a home. He died at the scene.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another man in custody Sunday night. 

According to a news release, officers were sent to the 900 block of 37th Street at 11:49 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting. 

That's near the Wickham Square Apartments. 

When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot inside an apartment. He died at the scene. 

He's been identified as Shawn Grayson, 31.

The suspect in the case, who reportedly knew the victim, was arrested. 

He's been identified as Jayquan Phillips, 25, and he faces the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Shooting into an occupied building
  • Assault
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  

This is an ongoing investigation. If you know anything that can help investigators, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.

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