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Charlottesville police searching for men connected to early March shooting

Charlottesville police are asking for the public’s assistance tracking down two men connected to a shooting near Downtown earlier this month.

Police are searching for 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.

The pair is wanted in connection to a 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.

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.

“One juvenile male was taken into custody during this operation,” police said in a statement.

That juvenile, who they have not identified, 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.

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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