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Search on for Q Ball Cafe shooter
A nationwide search has begun for the suspected gunman in a weekend shooting in Spotsylvania County that killed a nightclub security guard.
Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pearce said the department has turned over the search for 27-year-old Chauncey Cartier “Fresh” Lampkin to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Lampkin is a Spotsylvania resident, but he also has ties to Florida and New York, Pearce said.
He 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.
Lampkin is described as black, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 190 pounds, with tattoos on his arms and shoulders.
In 2009, he was found guilty of two misdemeanors—battery and petit larceny—in Alachua County Court in Florida.
In addition, Lampkin is scheduled to appear in Stafford County General District Court on April 18 on two misdemeanor charges: a DWI, first offense, and possession of marijuana. He is also facing a civil violation that same day for refusing a blood–breath test.
A second suspect, 25-year-old David Davion Burroughs of Stafford turned himself in at the Fredericksburg Police Department on Tuesday afternoon, city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said.
He was later turned over to Spotsylvania authorities and has been released on bond, Pearce said. The Sheriff’s Office did not oppose Burroughs’ release on bond, he said.
“We are confident he was not the shooter,” Pearce said.
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.
A third suspect, Lavon Antonio Chew, 26, of Spotsylvania, is still in custody. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 19. He faces charges similar to Burroughs.
The three men are considered suspects in the March 30 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, across from Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
Pearce said Greene was a longtime employee of the club who was well-liked by patrons and management.
According to Pearce, an altercation began between two groups of people during a concert and a group was evicted from the show by club personnel around 12:45 a.m.
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 struck and killed Greene, who was standing in front of the club’s main entrance, Pearce said.
The vehicle—described as a small, gray sedan—sped off, Pearce said.
Anyone with information about this shooting or the location of Lampkin is advised not to approach him, but 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
A visitation for Marcellus “Bull” Greene of Culpeper, 45, who died last Saturday in the Spotsylvania shooting, is set for Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church. A second visitation is planned for Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. He will be buried at the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Also, Greene’s former semiprofessional football team coach Ray Scott has arranged a memorial for Greene today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at K2 Restaurant & Lounge at 14633 Jefferson Davis Highway. Greene used to work there, and a portion of the night’s sales will be donated to help the family, Scott said.