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Two wanted in connection with fatal shooting at Q Ball Cafe in Spotsylvania
UPDATE: David Davion Burroughs turned himself in to the Fredericksburg Police Department Tuesday, said City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe. He was turned over to Spotsylvania authorities.
Spotsylvania County authorities are seeking two area men in the early Saturday morning fatal shooting of a nightspot security guard.
Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office said detectives have identified Chauncey Cartier Lampkin, 27, of Spotsylvania and David Davion Burroughs, 25, of Stafford County as suspects in the shooting at Q Ball Cafe.
Lampkin is suspected of pulling the trigger, Pearce said.
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the two men wanted in connection to the shooting death of 45-year-old Marcellus “Bull” Greene of Culpeper.
Greene was working as a security guard at the Q Ball Cafe at 960 Bragg Road near Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Pearce said Greene was a longtime employee of the club who was well-liked by patrons and management.
A funeral is planned for Saturday in Culpeper County, Pearce said, but a location has not been set because of the large anticipated attendance expected.
Lampkin is charged with homicide, maliciously shooting with intent, maliciously shooting as a member of a mob, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm at an occupied dwelling.
Pearce said Burroughs, a convicted felon, is charged with transporting a firearm as a felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to shoot at an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and conspiracy to discharge a firearm from a vehicle.
Spotsylvania resident Lavon Antonio Chew, 26, was arrested Saturday and is facing similar charges to Burroughs.
According to Pearce, an altercation began between two groups of people during a concert.
A group was evicted from the show by club personnel sometime around 12:45 a.m., he said.
A fight later ensued in the parking lot in front of the nightspot and was broken up by club employees, Pearce said.
Witnesses said one man was seen pointing some type of handgun from the passenger window of a passing vehicle, Pearce said.
“The suspect fired several rounds in the direction of the club,” he said.
One of the shots directly struck and killed Greene, who was standing in front of the club’s main entrance, Pearce said.
Fredericksburg Police Officer Joe Young performed CPR, with assistance from a civilian, until an ambulance arrived, said Natatia Bledsoe, spokeswoman for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
The vehicle—described as a small, gray sedan—sped off in an unknown direction, Pearce said.
Anyone with information about this shooting or the location of the two wanted men is advised not to approach them, but is asked to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540/582-7115 or anonymously at the Crime Solvers line at 540/582-5822.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419
MEMORIAL EVENT SET
Marcellus Greene played semipro football for the Prince William Monarchs for years. Now, his former coach Ray Scott has organized a memorial event for Greene on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at K2 Restaurant & Lounge at 14633 Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge. Greene used to work there and a portion of the night’s sales will be donated to help the family, Scott said.