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Suspect charged with killing 2 men at Virginia restaurant

August 9, 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities have charged a suspect with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men at a Virginia restaurant.

Newport News police said Friday that 37-year-old Darrell Keith Chaney Jr. is charged with two counts of murder, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm while committing a felony, and discharging a firearm inside a building.

Chaney is accused of shooting 55-year-old Akhi Ar-Rad Abdul Haqq Murad and 62-year-old Barrington Anthony Brown on Thursday afternoon at Dunn’s River Jamaican and Caribbean Restaurant.

Chaney was taken into custody within minutes of the shooting about a block away from the restaurant.

Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the killings.

It was not immediately clear whether Chaney has been assigned an attorney.

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