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Norfolk man arrested in shooting, murder of 35-year-old Virginia woman

Crystal Graham
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A 35-year-old Norfolk woman is dead following a shooting on Dudley Avenue Wednesday night.

Jessica Ayers, 35, was taken to the hospital for treatment after the incident, but she later died from her injuries.

Quinton D. Wade, 37, of Norfolk, has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm. Wade was taken into custody on Thursday and is being held in Norfolk City Jail without bond.

According to the Norfolk Police Department, officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Dudley Avenue on March 27 around 10 p.m. for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Ayers suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The investigation led to the arrest of Wade the following day.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.