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Charlottesville police make fourth arrest connected to early March shooting

Charlottesville police say they have arrested the fourth and final suspect wanted for a shooting that occurred in early March.

Eric Dweh and three others, including two juvenile males, have been implicated in a March 5 shooting in the 700 block of Sixth Street Southeast, on the border of the city’s Ridge Street and Belmont neighborhoods near Downtown.

Dweh was 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.

Police said he was taken into custody Friday.

The three other suspects wanted by police have all been arrested and charged.

Zymir Jakai Brown, a convicted felon who was wanted on a felony firearm charge, was taken into custody March 19 without incident, according to police.

The two juvenile suspects have also been arrested. Neither of their identities have been released to the public due to their ages.

On March 13, 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.

Those warrants led to the arrest of the first juvenile arrested in the case. He has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The second juvenile was taken into custody later that same week. He has been charged with attempted malicious wounding and displaying a firearm in commission of a felony.


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