24-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection with March Shooting That Killed Virginian-Pilot Reporter Sierra Jenkins and Two Others

Sierra Jenkins | CREDIT: THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT/TWITTER

A Virginia man was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of three people, including a young journalist.

Antoine M. Legrande Jr., 24, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Virginian-Pilot reporter Sierra Jenkins, 24-year-old Marquel Andrews and 25-year-old Devon “Malik” Harris.

He is also charged with two counts of malicious wounding for injuring two others, and firearms charges.

Legrande Jr. was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Norfolk Police Department’s Special Operations Team.

“Countless hours of interviews and forensic investigation went into this case, to include following up on multiple tips originating from our community members,” Norfolk Interim Police Chief Michael Goldsmith said in a press release. “I am very proud of Norfolk’s detectives and their determination to see justice prevail for the victims and their families.”

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