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Two male suspects fire at SUV on North Main; police seek ‘armed and dangerous’ 23-year-old

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Police are seeking tips on the whereabouts of Tequan Jamal Watson, shown above from a prior incarceration at the Halifax jail. Watson is considered armed and dangerous and police caution members of the public not to confront him. / November 20, 2020
Police are searching for two male suspects who reportedly opened fire on a passing vehicle at North Main Street and College Street in South Boston, causing the vehicle to turn quickly and strike an unoccupied parked van. No one was injured in the shooting or the crash, which happened in quick succession Thursday around 3 p.m.

One of the suspects is Tequan Jamal Watson of South Boston, who was previously part of an alleged gang-related shooting in February 2018 of Paul Damiano. The 16-year-old Cluster Springs student died when he and two others, including Watson, got into a dispute over a botched robbery attempt on Sandy Beach Road. Watson, who testified he acted in self-defense when he shot Damiano, was acquitted of murder and malicious wounding in the case.

Thursday afternoon, according to South Boston Police, officers were able to determine that two males walking north on North Main Street pulled out handguns and shot at a burgundy SUV that was also headed north. The burgundy SUV turned quickly into the parking lot of J&M One Stop Shop and struck a parked van that was unoccupied.

The burgundy SUV left the scene headed south, and the two shooters left headed north. The occupants of the burgundy SUV called in later at a safe location to report the shooting.

No one in the SUV or at J&M One Stop Shop was struck by gunfire. Officers were able to determine that bullets from the two shooters struck the burgundy SUV, the parked van, J&M One Stop Shop, and a metal shed beside the convenience store, located across North Main Street Playground.

Felony warrants were obtained on Tequan Jamal Watson and police are searching for his location. If he is seen, please contact 911 immediately. Do not try to apprehend this suspect, police warned. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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This pos is a prime example of why private citizens should be allowed to own and carry weapons.


This POS should have been behind bars to start with! Watson, who testified he acted in self-defense when he shot Damiano, was acquitted of murder and malicious wounding in the case. Lock their sorry azzes up before others get killed!

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