Police arrest two in connection with Oceanfront double shooting

Carson Davis Jr. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
Carson Davis Jr. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Police here have arrested two people in connection with the double shooting last week that left a man dead and a woman hospitalized.

Authorities said Carson Carnell Davis Jr., 20, of Virginia Beach is charged with murder, felonious assault and two counts of use of firearm in commission of a felony.​

Zaymi Nicole Lewis, 18, also of Virginia Beach is charged with concealed weapon and accessory after the fact.

Both are being held in the Virginia Beach Jail with no bond, according to online jail records Monday.

Police identified the man who was shot to death as Terrence Jerell Houston, 33, of Newport News. The identity of the woman has not been released.

Officers on Thursday were sent to the area of 11th Street and Pacific Avenue around 11:33 p.m.

There, police said they found “two victims” suffering from gunshot wounds. Houston died at the scene, the woman was taken to a local hospital with what police described as “life-threatening injuries.”

Zaymi Lewis (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
Zaymi Lewis (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

Police did not release further details about the incident, citing an open investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the shooting to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). 

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) 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.