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Newport News Police Department
Sunday February 21st, 2010 :: 08:31 p.m. EST


Two Men Arrested in Connection to the Woodside High School Shooting

In spite of the victim’s lack of cooperation during the investigation, two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting incident that took place in the parking lot of Woodside High School on Thursday, February 19, 2010.

As a result of the media coverage of the incident including the airing of surveillance video from the school’s security cameras, the owner of the Auto Village on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach contacted Newport News Police believing that he may have purchased the car that was seen during the local newscasts. With this information, Newport News detectives and forensic technicians went to the business and, even though someone had attempted to alter the appearance of the car, determined that this was, most likely the car seen in the video. Detectives were able to trace the car to Trevant T. McKinney, 19, of the 400 block of Britany Court in Newport News. Detectives interviewed and subsequently arrested Mr. McKinney. Detectives also identified a second suspect, Brandon W. Marble, 19, of the first block of Teakwood Drive in Newport News. Both men have been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additionally, Mr. Marble has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property. Detectives have identified a third person who was in the car at the time and are attempting to locate them for questioning. However, that person has not been charged and therefore, will not be identified.

Apparently, this shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between a member of victim’s family and Mr. Marble. It does NOT appear to have any gang connection or any connection to any school.

Once again, this is another perfect example of how the media and the community working with the police, as a team, are able to solve crime and remove dangerous criminals from our streets.

Pictures of both suspects accompany this release. Better photos should be available tomorrow.

Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

13450 Woodside Ln
Newport News, VA 23608

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