HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Police have made two arrests after a man was shot to death in broad daylight at a business Tuesday afternoon.
According to Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division, Andre Marquis Monroe, 29, of Hampton has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of cocaine.
A second suspect, Zachary Lamont Batts, 29, of Newport News was arrested Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. without an incident with police. Police have not yet released a mugshot or a list of Batts' charges.
A search for Batts was issued Tuesday on charges of murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Sgt. Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division said officers responded to the 2900 block of Shell Road at Roy's Quick Service II for multiple reports of shots fired around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, they located a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The victim, who Hampton Police have identified as 29-year-old Terrell Gerard Owens, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shackelford said the investigation revealed the Owens and a suspect got into a physical altercation inside a vehicle parked in front of the store. That altercation continued from the vehicle into the parking lot, where it escalated and a gun was drawn, shooting and killing Owens.
Brittany Bailey, who lives across the street from the convenience store, told WAVY.com, "I asked the officer, he just told me a guy was sitting in his car, and a gentleman came up and shot him."
WAVY News' Andy Fox was able to view surveillance footage of the incident and describes it below:
One car pulled up with a driver and a passenger, identified as Owens. It is clear from the video that it appears to be a setup with everyone involved except the passenger.
After the first car pulls up, a second car pulls up a few spaces away. That car also has two people in it, and it is possible that they also dropped off the shooter at another location before he walked to Roy's.
Surveillance cameras show the shooter on foot approaching the parking lot, and he goes to the first car. You cannot see the gun.
The shooter on foot goes to the passenger side of the first car. The door opens, and Owens is taken by surprise. The victim and the shooter struggle all the way across the front seat and out the driver's side. The driver of that car got out, and is now watching the events unfold. The suspect and the victim stumble to the ground, then stand up, and then the suspect shoots the victim, who falls to the ground. The suspect runs to the side of the store and down a path that takes him to the next street over.
The driver shows absolutely no concern for Owens who was with him in the car when they arrived and now lying on the ground. The victim is not dead and at some point stands up, but stumbles to the ground and eventually dies. The driver returns to the car to grab the keys to what turns out to be a rental car before he leaves on foot. Without any concern, the driver walks past his dying passenger and walks into the day.
The occupants of the second car get back in the car and leave.
Amazingly, people coming out of the store do not rush to the aid of Owens, who has been shot.
This is the second shooting at Roy's Quick Service II since May 29.
"It seems like a breeding ground for killing. Last week a friend of mine got shot down there, this week some other guy got shot down there. Something needs to be done," said Cletis Swift, who lives in the neighborhood.
Swift's friend was shot in the arm. Police arrested Delonta Lamar Wilson, 25, for the May 29 shooting.
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