Fri. Mar 1st, 2024

Three people in Virginia are facing charges in connection to a deadly shooting at a Norfolk Motel 6, police confirmed Wednesday night, according to the Norfolk Police Department.

26-year-old Isaiah Roberson and 21-year-old Gavin Kearny are both charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm. 19-year-old Shanasia Lyles was charged with accessory after the fact.

Around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night, police arrived at the Motel 6 on N Military Highway for report of a gunshot victim. Officers found 32-year-old Christopher Ambrister with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

He died at the scene.

Roberson, Kearney and Lyles are all currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

A spokesperson for the Motel 6 provided the following statement: “We are doing everything we can to assist law enforcement with their investigation. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and security of our guests, hotel staff, and the communities in which we operate.”

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By Buffy Gunner

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