shooting suspects in May 8 fatal shooting of Michael Arthur, 18, of Montclair

Both suspects wanted in connection with the May 8 fatal shooting of Michael Arthur, 18, of Montclair, are in police custody. Malachi Thaddeus Coleman, 20, of Gainesville, left, and Keyontae Glenell Newman, 16, right, of Woodbridge, face charges of second-degree murder in connection with Arthur's death and were being held without bond Thursday night.

 

UPDATED: The 16-year-old Woodbridge boy wanted in connection with the May 8 fatal shooting in Gainesville is in police custody, Prince William County police announced Thursday evening.

Keyontae Glenell Newman, 16, of the 1400 block of Oriskany Way in Woodbridge, turned himself in to police at the Gar-Field Police Station in Woodbridge Thursday night, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok, a Prince William County Police Department spokesman.

Newman has been charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Michael Arthur, 18, of Montclair. Arthur was shot during what police suspect was a drug deal early Sunday, May 8 -- Mother's Day. The shooting took place outside Somerset Point Apartments, located in the 14000 block of Deming Drive in Gainesville.

Earlier Thursday evening, police announced that the second suspect in the shooting, Malachi Thaddeus Coleman, 20, of Gainesville, turned himself in at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center without incident.

Coleman has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with Arthur's death. Both suspects were being held without bond as of Thursday night, Perok said in a news release.

 7:45 p.m. May 12:1 suspect in Montclair teen's fatal shooting turns himself in to police, 2nd suspect still at large

One of two suspects wanted for arrest in connection with a May 8 shooting that left a Montclair teen dead turned himself in to authorities Thursday, leaving one suspect -- a 16-year-old Woodbridge boy -- still at large.

Malachi Thaddeus Coleman, 20, of Gainesville, turned himself in at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center without incident on Thursday, May 12, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok, a Prince William County police spokesman.

The development happened hours after police identified Coleman and the Gainesville teen as suspects in the fatal shooting of Michael Arthur, 18, of Montclair.

Arthur died early Sunday, May 8 -- Mother's Day -- after being brought to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police say Arthur was shot during an altercation involving drugs that took place outside the Somerset Point Apartments, located in the 14000 block of Deming Drive in Gainesville.

Police had sought warrants for Coleman's arrest on 2nd degree murderrobbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the fatal shooting. Coleman is being held without bond at the jail pending an upcoming court hearing, Perok said in a news release.

Police are still looking for Keyontae Glenell Newman, 16, of the 1400 block of Oriskany Way in Woodbridge, in connection with the shooting. Newman also faces 2nd degree murder charges in connection with Arthur's death.

Newman is described as a Black male who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Newman's name and picture were released by police Thursday with permission from the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Generally, juvenile suspects are not publicly named because of their age.

Police are cautioning residents that Newman might be armed and could be dangerous. The police department is offering up to a $5,000 reward for his arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or Newman's whereabouts is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department’s tip line at 703-792-7000 or submit a web tip to pwcva.gov/policetip.

12:10 p.m.: Police identify suspects, offer $5K reward in connection with fatal shooting of Montclair teen

Prince William County police announced a $5,000 reward Thursday morning for information leading to the arrests of two suspects – a 20-year-old Gainesville man and a 16-year-old Woodbridge boy – wanted in connection with a fatal shooting early Sunday morning outside a Gainesville apartment complex that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Montclair man.

Michael Arthur, 18, of Widewater Drive in Montclair, died Sunday, May 8, at an area hospital from gunshot wounds he suffered during an altercation outside the Somerset Point Aparments, located in the 14000 block of Deming Drive in Gainesville. Arthur was taken to the hospital by an acquaintance and was later pronounced dead, police said in an earlier news release.

Officers responded to the shooting at 1:58 a.m. Sunday, May 8, and located the scene of the altercation, but not the suspects. Police believe the shooting was drug related and was not random, Perok said in a Thursday, May 12 interview.

On Tuesday, May 10, Prince William County police identified the two suspects as Malachi Thaddeus Coleman, 20, of the 7500 block of Equinox Court in Gainesville, and Keyontae Glenell Newman, 16, of the 1400 block of Oriskany Way in Woodbridge.

Police shared their names and pictures Thursday after warrants were issued for their arrests on second-degree murder and other charges. Police received permission from the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court to release Newman’s name and photo even though he is a juvenile, Perok said in the news release.

Efforts to find both suspects have so far been unsuccessful, Perok said.

The Prince William County Police Department is offering up to a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspects, both of whom "should be considered armed and dangerous," the release said.

Coleman, 20, of Gainesville, is described as a Black male who is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for 2nd degree murderrobbery, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, the release said.

Newman, 16, of Woodbridge, is described as a Black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for 2nd degree murder, the release said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either Coleman or Newman is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department’s tip line at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to pwcva.gov/policetip.

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