Arrests made in connection with Tuesday killing of teenager

Jacob Meadow Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office)
Jacob Meadow Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Police here late Thursday said they have arrested a 19-year-old man and three juveniles in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a teenager.

Jacob Alexander Meadows, of the 1000 block of Princess Anne Road, is charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm, two counts of conspiracy to violate the Drug Act, three counts of distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana within a school zone.

He is being held in the Virginia Beach Jail without bond.

Additionally, two juveniles are charged with robbery, conspiracy to violate the Drug Act and use of a firearm.

Another juvenile is charged with distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to violate the Drug Act.

On Tuesday, officers were sent to to the 2700 block of Elson Green Avenue at around 3:59 p.m. after dispatchers received a report “that a person had been shot,” according to a police news release.

There, officers found a 17-year-old boy dead from a gunshot wound. In an updated news release Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed the victim “was male teenaged juvenile, therefore we cannot release his identity.”

Further information about the case was not immediately released.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.