Arrest Made for a Shooting in the 1000 Block of Riviera Drive

Arrest Made for a Shooting in the 1000 Block of Riviera Drive
June 17, 2021

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On May 25, 2021 at 1:54 a.m., Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Riviera Drive.

Responding officers located a 17-year-old victim suffering from a non-life-threatening injury due to an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment.

It was learned through the preliminary investigation that the suspect and victim, who are known to each other, were engaged in a dispute that became physical. The suspect retrieved a firearm and fired it, striking the victim.

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Joshua Jezmeek Jones of Virginia Beach, Va. He was arrested on June 16, 2021 and has been charged with felonious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.