Two arrested for Boykins drive-by shooting

Published 2:16 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BOYKINS—A Branchville man has been charged with Monday’s drive-by shooting of a Newsoms man outside a Boykins convenience store, the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Arrested on Tuesday night were Devontae Price, 19, and the suspected driver, Rumiel Bynum, 22, of Boykins, said Major Gene Drewery.


Victim Marcus Murphy, 23, of the 20000 block of General Thomas Highway, on Wednesday was in good condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The Sheriff’s Office at 9 p.m. received a call after Murphy was shot outside the Red Barn Food Store on Beaton Avenue.

Investigators learned the shooter was in a blue sport utility vehicle and the shooting was believed to have been in retaliation of a fight.

Price was arrested at his home and Bynum turned himself in, Drewery said. Price was taken to the county jail and Bynum was released on bond.

Investigators connected the pair to the shooting after developing information, Drewery said.

Investigators served search warrants at Price’s home and on a blue sport utility vehicle, which was seized late Monday or early Tuesday. No weapon was found.

Price was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and gang participation in the commission of a crime. Bynum was charged with accessory after the fact.


No additional charges are expected.