A 21-year-old Newport News man has been charged in the double shooting

 

in Mathews County on Ridgefield Road on May 4th.

 

According to the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office 21 year-old Chad

 

Whitmore of Newport News, has been charged with murder in the shooting

 

death of 61 year-old Steven Allen Eary of Mathews.

 

 

Deputies and medics responded to a report of gunshots fired about 9:30 p.m.

 

that night and found Eary with a gunshot wound and a female victim with a

 

graze wound.

 

 

Eary was pronounced dead at the scene. The female victim, who has not be

 

identified, was treated and released for a wound to the shoulder.

 

 

Whitmore was arrested on Tuesday and taken to the Middle Peninsula

 

Regional Security Center and is being held without bond.