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Posted on: August 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Police Respond to Homicide

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

On Aug. 8 at approximately 9:15 p.m., James City County Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Carriage Road and Alesa Drive to a reported gunshot victim. A male, later identified as Diamont’e Malik Brown, 22-years-old of York County, was found unresponsive lying in the street in the 200 block of Alesa Drive. He was transported by medics to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. A second victim, a 22-year-old James City County man, reported being shot in the leg and had already been driven to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center by a friend prior to officers’ arrival. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Investigators have identified a person of interest; however, this remains an active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or knows who may have been involved is asked to contact Investigator Josh Ernst at 757-259-5148 or josh.ernst@jamescitycountyva.gov or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also 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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