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Norfolk exclusive schooling instructor was sufferer of Suffolk murder

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Community Schools confirms Tameisha Goode Rogers, the sufferer of a fatal taking pictures in Suffolk on Sunday, was a specific education trainer for the faculty method.

Rogers, 40, worked at Larrymore Elementary University for practically 6 yrs, in accordance to NPS spokesperson Michelle Washington.

“Our hearts and ideas are with Ms. Rogers’ family,” Washington said.

In accordance to police, they gained a simply call for an tried robbery close to 10:15 p.m. on March 27 in the 6300 block of Townsend Put on Sunday in the vicinity of Harbour Check out. On their way there, officers found a motor vehicle with bullet holes in the 6500 block of Hampton Roads Parkway. A woman and male ended up situated with gunshot wounds. The lady, determined as Rogers, was pronounced deceased on scene. The guy was last noted to be in stable condition at the hospital.

In accordance to law enforcement spokesman Tim Kelley, the investigation shows the victims were being fleeing an tried armed theft.

“The suspects fired at the victim’s car several times, putting the vehicle, and hanging both of those the people today within,” Kelley claimed.

Suffolk police arrested 23-calendar year-outdated Phillip Jovan Etheridge. He was arraigned Wednesday on a prolonged list of prices, such as second-degree murder, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of taking pictures at an occupied car or truck, discharging a firearm in or all-around a school, attempt to commit a non-capital offense, two counts of conspiracy to dedicate a felony, and use or display a firearm in the fee of a felony.

His following court docket day is scheduled for Could 31.

Law enforcement have warrants out for the arrest of 23-year-outdated Jonathan Luis Jackson in relationship with this shooting. He is wanted on fees of next-degree murder, use or display screen firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in or all-around a college, shoot or throw missiles at occupied car, felonious assault, two counts of conspiracy to dedicate a felony and aggravated malicious wounding.

In addition to Jackson, the police are wanting for 3 other co-conspirators.  

According to courtroom paperwork, the person who was with Rogers was a neighbor of Etheridge.

Phillip Etheridge instructed his story in a criminal complaint 10 On Your Facet acquired from the Suffolk courthouse. 

Police say just before the taking pictures, the male victim who lived in the neighborhood identified as dispatchers and noted that two folks with guns approached their motor vehicle,  

“Then remaining in a blue truck displaying out-of-state tags,” files explained.

Police arrested Etheridge on Tuesday just after he admitted his involvement in the Sunday night time taking pictures and tried armed robbery. 

Etheridge admitted to detectives he was driving his vehicle, documents point out.

“Which was made use of by the co-conspirators to shoot from though they pursued the victim’s automobile.” 

Rogers was driving her car or truck, and a male who is a neighbor of Etheridge was the passenger.

We frequented Etheridge’s mom on Townsend Put and requested if she’s spoken to her son.

“No, I haven’t experienced a probability to talk to him,” she said through a crack in the front doorway.

“Oh, quite. He’s not somebody [in] that form of life or something, so it does not make perception,” she said.

The grievance carries on: “Etheridge discovered an offender identified to him as the shooter… the shooter experienced an assault-type weapon and hung out the passenger facet window and discharged it at the victim’s car or truck.”   

“He is staying blamed for all this stuff. No, it is not appropriate. It is not right, and it doesn’t make feeling,” she said.

Nevertheless, the prison criticism states Etheridge’s involvement contains contacting the four co-conspirators to the scene — suggesting potentially this was a targeted assault. Etheridge drove his personal motor vehicle for the shooter and would later assist clear up the proof. 

The criticism states: “Advised on the pursuing day, he and the shooter ordered cleaning provides and took he automobile to be comprehensively cleaned to eliminate any evidence.” 

 Etheridge’s mother told us she observed her son Sunday evening just after he received off function from Foodstuff Lion.

“I saw him sitting down out in his car or truck. I really don’t know, about 15 minutes afterwards I listen to the noise,” she reported. 

The victim’s shot-up vehicle was identified down in the Food stuff Lion parking lot about a mile and a 50 % from where by the preliminary incident took place.

Etheridge’s mother states she hasn’t spoken with her son who remains locked up at the Western Tidewater Regional jail. He declined our request for an interview. 

The Larrymore faculty principal notified mothers and fathers of the tragedy and is offering additional guidance to learners and staff.

Principal David Faircloth’s letter stated, in portion, “Norfolk General public Educational institutions has provided a psychologist, counselor, and further staff to support learners and staff members associates as we work via this tough time. College students might exhibit all amounts of emotion, ranging from crying, numbness, and thoughts of sadness, to just wanting to be close to family members and friends. We stimulate families to converse with their children and inspire everyone to reach out to our assistance counselors as desired for aid.”

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