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Posted on: July 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Shooting Investigation: York River Lane

Shooting Investigation: York River Lane


The victims in yesterday's homicide/shooting have been identified as 29-year-old Patricia Morgan Joseph of Newport News and 67-year-old Jessie Abraham Barnes of Newport News.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Amos Jacob Arroyo of the 500 block of Ware Lane in Newport News. Amos Jacob Arroyo currently is "wanted" for murder in reference to yesterday's incident on York River Lane.


2ND UPDATE: The second victim, a 67-year-old man, has been pronounced deceased at the hospital. Investigation still ongoing.


On July 30, 2017, at 6:19 PM, Newport News Communications received a call of a shooting in the 500 block of York River Lane. Upon officers arrival, an adult male and female were located suffering from gunshot wounds.  The female victim, 29, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the adult male victim is currently at a local hospital and has life threatening injuries. There were two children,  ages 6 and 1, inside the residence during the incident and they were not injured.  The children are at another residence safe at this time. The investigation into this incident in ongoing.

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