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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Police Conduct Homicide Investigation

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On Oct. 30 at approximately 1:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the playground in Pocahontas Square in the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail in reference to a gun shot victim. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was identified as Carlos Fermir Vanegas-Escobar, a 17-year-old James City County resident who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that the shooting occurred sometime between 12:20 and 1:30 a.m.

The decedent was transported to the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

This case remains under investigation, and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

If you saw anything suspicious, know who may have been involved or have home security video camera systems, including doorbell cameras, that may have captured suspicious person(s) or vehicle(s) during this time, please contact Investigator Logan English at 757-603-6033 or logan.english@jamescitycountyva.gov. Tipsters may also call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit tips online at p3tips.com. Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson
757-259-5173; Stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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