Suspect wanted in Petersburg murder arrested in North Carolina

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PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in North Carolina arrested a homicide suspect on Monday wanted in the deadly shooting of a 21-year-old man at a Petersburg apartment complex in late December. 

Jason Ramon Lee was wanted for a murder at the Petersburg East Apartments that took place on Dec. 29, 2018. Police say Lee has been charged with murder, use of a firearm and conspiracy. 

Earlier, police arrested two people linked to a homicide investigation in Petersburg. 

Detectives have charged Danasia Gray and Sacorra Anthony with the death of Demonta Adkins in addition to conspiracy to commit homicide. Both are being held with bond pending their arraignment in court.  

On Dec. 29. police responded to the 100 block of Croatan Drive in the Petersburg East apartment complex just before 1:50 a.m. for a deadly overnight shooting in Petersburg. 

Arriving officers say they found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

“We shouldn’t have to step outside our house and see a dead body out here,” said Petersburg East resident Kevin Wilson.  “Our children shouldn’t have to see that.”

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“Pretty much had it blocked out here for about three or four hours early this morning,” said Petersburg East visitor Taro Bailey

Residents at the complex Saturday told 8News they are tired of the violence. 

“Y’all need to really stop this killing man,” said Petersburg East resident Kevin Wilson.  “We have children out here. We’re out trying to raise our children. Y’all out here shooting. You really need to stop. We got a lot of stuff going on. Stop, stop Petersburg. Better things to do than sit out here and kill each other.”

Visitors to the complex offering prayers. 

“I really feel sad,” Bailey said.  “My prayers go out to his family and his friends too.”

And hoping for an end to the violence. 

“Change,” Bailey said.  “It’s going to take everybody you know getting together being on one page to make everything happen.” 

Anyone with information relative to this investigation should contact police at (804) 861-1212. 

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