Man wanted for murder in North Carolina captured in Virginia

Posted at 8:50 PM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 20:50:49-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Authorities say a North Carolina man wanted for first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend has been apprehended in Virginia.

Police in Newport News, Virginia, say 27-year-old Travis Jefferson was taken into custody around 2 p.m. on Thursday.

A news release says local officers along with the U.S. Marshal Service and Virginia State Police had been looking for Jefferson.

News outlets report 21-year-old Nicoda Melvin was shot in the head in a home that the couple shared.

The shooting happened on Sept, 19, three days before two of her relatives were shot and killed.



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