UPDATED — RPD names suspect in December murder


The Roxboro Police Department has named a suspect in the December drive-by shooting that killed 22-year-old Dontavyn Shyheim Long.

Zaevien Newman, 20, whose last known address was Dick Holeman Road, Timberlake, was named a suspect and arrest warrants were issued Friday morning, according to the department's release.

Newman is described as a black male standing 5-foot-11 weighing 130 pounds.

Police do not know of any distinguishing scars, marks or tattoos.

Newman's mode of travel and last known location are also unknown.

He is considered armed and dangerous and the department advises to never attempt to apprehend a suspect yourself.

An undisclosed reward is being offered for information leading to Newman's arrest.

Those with information on Newman's location are asked to call 911 or the department's tip line at 336-322-6072.

Information can be left anonymously.

Officers were dispatched Saturday, Dec. 5 to the scene of the drive-by shooting at 513 Broad Street at 2:35 p.m where they found Long shot three times.

Long was transported to Person Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Quamine Cunningham, 26, of Allie Clay Road, Roxboro, was initially charged with the murder, though his charges were dropped, according to Roxboro Police Department Lt. Chris Dickerson.

Cunningham was charged with felony accessory after the fact for first degree murder Wednesday and was placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

Dickerson said no relation has been established between the victim and the two suspects, but did confirm that the suspects and the victim knew each other.


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