Second suspect arrested in killing at Hampton convenience store

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 5:59 AM

Hampton -- Police have arrested two men in connection with Tuesday's homicide outside a Hampton convenience store.

Police found 29-year-old Terrell Gerard Owens on the ground at Roy’s Quick Service II at 2903 Shell Road Tuesady afternoon.

Police said there'd been an argument 

As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old Andre Marquis Monroe was arrested and charged with Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of Cocaine.

 Police say 29-year-old Zachary Lamont Batts of Newport News was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He's facing charges of Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

Police closed roads in the area and three schools were on brief lock down for the investigation.

The circumstances and the motive are still under investigation.

The manager showed us the store surveillance video, which showed the victim driving into the parking lot around 1:00 p.m., followed a few seconds later by a car that parked a couple of spaces over. The video shows a man getting out of the second car, pulling a gun and opening the passenger door of the first vehicle. It also shows someone in that car being punched. The two get out of the car and the fight takes them to the back of the vehicle, where the gunman opens fire.

On the video, the driver of the first car got out while as his passenger was being attacked and standing at the far end of the parking lot until the gunman drove off. He then walks back to his car and drove off, leaving Owens on the ground.

Back in November, a store clerk was shot inside Roy's Quick Serve, in the 2100 block of West Pembroke Ave., during a robbery attempt.

The circumstances and the motive are still under investigation Shackelford says the two stores are owned by the same family, but there is nothing that connects the crimes.

Anyone with information on these crimes or any others in Hampton can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

 

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