Suspect charged in fatal shooting of William & Mary football player

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police have charged a suspect in connection to a shooting that left a William & Mary football player dead last week.

Police said Tuesday 20-year-old Kri’Shawn D. Beamon is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Nathan Evans, of Mechanicsville.

Officers responded to the 800 block of West 43rd Street on March 21, where they found Evans shot on the sidewalk. Medics pronounce Evans dead at the scene.

Police arrested Beamon Monday afternoon at his home in Chesapeake. Beamon is also charged with robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to Evans’ death.

Evans was a sophomore running back at William & Mary and a former standout at Lee-Davis High School.

William & Mary held a campus-wide gathering for Evans Monday evening at Kaplan Arena. With hundreds of people in attendance, Evans was remembered as a great friend, a talented athlete and a loving son. 

Teammate Carl Fowler said, “He was an encourager. He was a believer. He saw people’s potential and believed that they could do things they never considered.”

Beamon is being held at Norfolk City Jail without bond.

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