HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A Hampton father was shot and killed outside a 7-Eleven convenience store late Wednesday night.
Sgt. Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division said officers were called to the store in the 1400 block of West Queen Street at 11:19 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they found Robert Jason Sheene, 27, of Hampton, dead in the parking lot of the convenience store.
Preliminary investigation shows Sheene died from a single gunshot to the upper torso after a verbal altercation with people he knew in the parking lot. Police have identified 33-year-old Marcus Antonio Pelham from Hampton as being present when the incident occurred.
Pelham has been arrested and charged with one count of possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics, one count of possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Price said the incident has "strong drug overtones."
Price said there are indications that multiple shots were fired. Residents nearby told WAVY.com they heard six or seven gunshots coming from the store. Another resident showed WAVY.com crews a bullet that pierced her house and went through her wall.
Sheene's grandmother told WAVY.com she is heartbroken over her grandson's death. Margaret Sheene adopted him when he was three years old.
"I loved him so much with all my heart and I raised him as a little boy," Margaret Sheene said.
Robert Sheene, the 27-year-old Margaret Sheene knew as her little boy, won't get to see his three boys become men.
"We're waiting for answers to find out who, why, and what's the deal," said Sheene's cousin BJ. " I don't understand what happened to the good ole days when you got in the front yard and scrapping. Why do people have to pull out a gun?"
Family members tell WAVY.com Sheene was no saint, but was trying to get his act together, and he didn't deserve to die this way.
"He was like all of us, we all have our faults, but Robbie was a good person," Margaret Sheene said, "He was a really good person."
"Robbie is going to be missed," B.J. Sheen said. " We all loved him. Just pray for him that he was taken in heaven."
Price told WAVY.com the shooting took place outside the 7-Eleven and, at this time, the store is not involved in the incident.
Hampton Police say they are reviewing the store's surveillance tape, and they are asking anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
This shooting is still under investigation.
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