Suspect in Norfolk Mass Shooting Arrested

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Norfolk, VA – A Norfolk man has been arrested for a mass shooting that left three people dead and two injured back in March.

Police have arrested Antoine M. Legrande Jr., 24, who was charged with three counts of 2nd degree murder, five counts of use of a firearm, and two counts of malicious wounding.

” On May 17, 2022, Legrande was arrested in the City of Norfolk without incident with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Norfolk Police Department’s Special Operations Team. During the arrest, Legrande was in possession of a firearm,” the Norfolk Police Department said Wednesday.

Legrande is currently being held without bond at the Norfolk City Jail.

According to a police report, just before 2:00 a.m. on March 19, 2022, an Officer was notified of a gunshot victim in the 300 block of Granby Street. The Officer located a man suffering from a life-threating gunshot wound and transported him to the hospital for treatment. As a result of his injuries, Marquel S. Andrews, 24, of Portsmouth, was pronounced deceased on April 12, 2022.

Devon M. Harris, 25, of Portsmouth, was pronounced deceased at the scene at the time of the incident, and Sierra M. Jenkins, 25, of Norfolk, was taken to a hospital where she died from her life-threatening injuries.

Two other men were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover.

“Today’s announcement is an important first step in providing justice for the families of these three innocent victims,” stated Norfolk City Manager Chip Filer. “I want to thank our men and women in NPD for their tireless investigative work. Let these arrests show that if you commit crimes in Norfolk, you will be held accountable. If you think you will be able to get away with committing crimes in our city, you are mistaken. We will find you and you will be arrested.”

“Countless hours of interviews and forensic investigation went into this case, to include following up on multiple tips originating from our community members,” said Chief Michael Goldsmith. “I am very proud of Norfolk’s detectives and their determination to see justice prevail for the victims and their families.”