‘Armed and dangerous’ teenager wanted in New Year’s Eve murder

‘Armed and dangerous’ teenager wanted in New Year’s Eve murder
‘Armed and dangerous’ teenager wanted in New Year’s Eve murder

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. – A 15-year-old Gloucester High School student is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that was reported around 1 a.m. on New Years Day.

Investigators have identified the teenage suspect as Corbin Chase Winnington.

“While it is not normal practice for this agency to release the name or likeness of a juvenile suspect, the danger to the community and the need to bring Mr. Winnington into safe custody make this release necessary. ,” the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office wrote in a statement. posted on social media. “Winnington is currently at large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.”

Corbin Chase Winnington

MPs were called to 7800 Block of Guinea Road in the Hayes area of ​​Gloucester at 1.05am on Sunday January 1, 2023.

“When deputies arrived, they discovered a large gathering of people at a residence,” the sheriff’s office spokesperson wrote. “One adult male was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound outside the residence, and a second adult male was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.”

Investigators said they interviewed witnesses and identified Winnington as the suspect in the shooting.

“Winnington left the scene before law enforcement arrived,” the statement continued. “Motions and a detention order have been filed against Mr. Winnington charging him with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime.”

The sheriff’s office added that “additional charges” were forthcoming as the investigation continued.

Additionally, the sheriff’s office is using video recorded the night of the shooting to aid in its investigation and identify witnesses to the shooting.

“The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office has captured footage which shows several individuals recording the events of the night of this incident on their phones,” the sheriff’s office said Monday. “Law enforcement is asking for the community’s assistance in providing any additional video captured before or after this event. Parents of minors who attended the party the night of this incident should consider talking to their children and impressing on them the importance of sharing this information, as it may help shed light on the incident. Even if you or your child are hesitant to be identified as a potential witness, they can share their video anonymously.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office at 804-693-3890 or Crime
Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887).

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email [email protected] to send advice.

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