Two months after a shooting downtown on Granby Street that killed three people, including a Virginian-Pilot reporter, and injured two others, a 24-year-old Norfolk man has been arrested.
Preliminary investigation shows that the US Marshals Task Force and the Norfolk Police Department’s Special Operations Team detained Antoine M. Legrande Jr. without incident on Tuesday, according to Norfolk police. According to authorities, he had a gun on him when he was arrested.
He is being held without bond at Norfolk City Jail on three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding, and firearms charges stemming from the March 19 incident.
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“Today’s announcement is a critical first step toward bringing justice to the families of these three innocent victims,” Norfolk City Manager Chip Filer said. “I’d want to express my gratitude to our NPD officers for their arduous investigation efforts. Let these arrests serve as a reminder that if you commit a crime in Norfolk, you will face consequences. You are mistaken if you believe you can get away with committing crimes in our city. We’ll track you down and arrest you.”
Marquel Andrews, 24, Devon “Malik” Harris, 25, and Sierra Jenkins, a writer for the Virginian-Pilot, were killed in the incident. Two more are expected to make a full recovery.