CHESAPEAKE Feb. 27. Constance Stepney (55) and grandson Terrell Stepney (19).
Police went to address on Ida Street and found Terrell suffering from drug overdose. Found Constance inside, dead at the scene. Terrell pronounced dead 2/28 at hospital. Police determined that the grandmother had given her autistic son a lethal overdose of prescription medication, then taken it herself. Murder-suicide.
Both students at Oscar Smith High School, shot to death by intruder at Compton family's residence on Rowland Avenue just after midnight. No suspect info.
April 30. James Arthur Ash (19, Norfolk).
Found dead in the backyard of an apartment complex on Grady Street. No cause of death given, but it is being investigated as a homicide. Ash was wanted for Norfolk's 11th homicide of the year. No suspects.
May 22. Darryl Washington (BM, 37, Chesapeake).
Found unresponsive in front yard on Plow Lane around 11:25 p.m. Taken to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead. Gunshots had been reported in the area. No suspect info.
June 1. Tione Vincent (BM, 30, Chesapeake).
Shot to death in a minivan after being abducted in Norfolk. After police pursuit, minivan crashed in Chesapeake, and a shootout with police ensued in which an officer was struck but survived. Christopher White (BM, 26, Norfolk) was shot to death by police. Willie Simmons (BM, 20, Chesapeake) and Dedrion Short (BM, 31, Norfolk) were arrested after a manhunt. Both are charged with murder, abduction and attempted capital murder of a police officer. White was later determined to have been erroneously released from custody because of a clerical error. Arrest.
June 3. Jamica Bynum (25, Chesapeake).
Found dead in townhouse on Creekside Crescent by her family. Her boyfriend, Malik Akil Griffin (BM, 26, Chesapeake), is charged with murder and firearms offenses. Arrest.
June 11. Carly Sawyer (5).
Taken to CHKD unresponsive on June 10, dies the next day. Medical examiner cites blunt force trauma, starvation, ligature marks and medical neglect. Her father, Joshua Sawyer (WM, 26) is charged with second-degree murder, and her stepmother, Brandy Sawyer (WF, 21) is charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say they beat, bound and starved the child and put her in cardboard boxes while trying to potty train her. Arrest.
June 15. Christopher Bailey (22, Portsmouth).
Shot at a location on Kemet Road in Chesapeake around 11:30 p.m. Died in hospital 6/17. Suspects described as three to five black males, between 16-21 years of age, with white t-shirts pulled over the lower parts of their faces. No suspect info.
June 28. Darius Taylor (23, Chesapeake)>
Shot to death at apartment complex on Gilmerton Road where he lived. Taylor and another man were shot around 10:22 p.m. by two black males who fled on foot. Taylor died around 3 a.m. at Sentara Norfolk General. No suspect info.
Aug. 23. Rafie Jones (22, no permanent address).