Hampton Police searching for shooting suspect

Hampton Police searching for shooting suspect

Credit: Hampton Police

Jerell Lamont Overton

Print
Email
|

by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 11 at 6:07 PM

Hampton school locked down after shooting

View larger map

HAMPTON -- Hampton Police are looking for 24-year-old Jerell Lamont Overton in connection with a Thursday morning shooting on Hampton Roads Avenue.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Price said a man had been shot in the lower torso during an argument that occurred around 9:00 a.m. in the 400 block of Hampton Roads Avenue. 

Price said the victim and Overton know each other, but the suspect hasn't been caught.

Three schools - Bassette, Andrews and  Armstrong elementary - were locked down for about half an hour as a precaution as police investigated the incident, Hampton Public Schools officials stated.

Overton has warrants on file for Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Print
Email
|