Sunday 12 July, 2020

Jamaican restaurant owner among two shot dead in US; suspect charged

Barrington Anthony Brown

Barrington Anthony Brown

Authorities have charged a suspect with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men at a Jamaican restaurant in Virginia.

Newport News police said Friday that 37-year-old Darrell Keith Chaney Jr. is charged with two counts of murder, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm while committing a felony, and discharging a firearm inside a building.

Chaney is accused of shooting 55-year-old Akhi Ar-Rad Abdul Haqq Murad and 62-year-old Barrington Anthony Brown on Thursday afternoon at Dunn's River Jamaican and Caribbean Restaurant. Brown was reportedly the owner of the restaurant.

Chaney was taken into custody within minutes of the shooting about a block away from the restaurant.

Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the killings.

It was not immediately clear whether Chaney has been assigned an attorney.

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