Norfolk Police investigating double shooting on East Brambleton Avenue
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Norfolk Police investigating double shooting on East Brambleton Avenue

Chris Graham
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Norfolk Police have arrested two men in connection with a double shooting on East Brambleton Avenue on Thursday night that left one man dead, and another injured.

Detectives have charged DeAndre M. Davis, 20, and Arkeem D. Butcher, 24, with second degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, malicious wounding, and two counts of use of a firearm in the shooting death of Eugene L. Thomas, 49, of Norfolk.

Davis and Butcher are both being held in Norfolk City Jail without bond.

The shooting was reported at 9:45 p.m. According to Norfolk Police, two officers were in the 900 block of East Brambleton Avenue when they heard gunshots, and as they started driving in the direction of the gunshots, the officers noticed gunfire coming from a car as it passed by.

The officers immediately initiated a traffic stop, and the driver did not stop. The officers continued to pursue the car to the 300 block of East Olney Road.

After a brief foot pursuit, the officers took Davis and Butcher into custody.

“These two officers immediately engaged extremely dangerous individuals who were carelessly shooting,” said Norfolk Police Chief Mark Talbot. “Those of us in law enforcement are in the life-saving business, and Norfolk Police officers continue to demonstrate that they are going to show up every day, commit themselves to the health and well-being of others, and do whatever is necessary to make this city as safe as it possibly can be. Because of the valiant efforts of these two officers, the victims have been given swift justice for last night’s reckless and unnecessary violence.”

Thomas was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A second victim, a 25-year-old man, was found in the 700 block of Chapel Street. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with additional information about this shooting can call the Norfolk Crime Line at Line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page,