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Charlottesville police arrest second juvenile male in connection to early March shooting

Charlottesville police have taken another juvenile male into custody in connection with an early March shooting near Downtown.

He has been charged with attempted malicious wounding and displaying a firearm in commission of a felony.

Due to his age, his identity will not be released.

He is the second juvenile male that has been arrested as police investigate the shooting that occurred March 5 in the 700 block of Sixth Street Southeast, on the border of the Ridge Street and Belmont neighborhoods south of downtown Charlottesville.

Police are still searching for two men connected to the case: Zymir Jakai Brown and Eric Dweh.

Brown, a convicted felon, is wanted on firearm possession charges. Dweh, also a convicted felon, is wanted on firearm possession charges as well as three other charges: attempted malicious wounding, using a firearm in commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm.

On Wednesday, a little more than a week after the shooting, Charlottesville police, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police Department tactical teams, executed search warrants in the 100 block of Stribling Avenue in Charlottesville’s Fry’s Spring neighborhood as well as the 800 block of Mallside Forest Court in Albemarle County north of the city.

Those warrants led to the arrest of the first juvenile male arrested in the case.

That juvenile, who has also not been identified because of his age, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

“CPD holds additional arrest warrants to be served on individuals related to this case,” police said in a statement.

That includes warrants for both Brown and Dweh.

Anyone with information regarding the March 5 shooting or the whereabouts of the two men is encouraged to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (434) 977-4000.


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