Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Jordan Jamale Austin, 24 years old, previously residing in the 4900 block of Rugby Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was found guilty by a judge of first degree murder, robbery, aggravated malicious wounding, 2 counts of conspiracy and 3 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley presided over the three-day bench trial. Sentencing is scheduled for September 10, 2014.
The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that Jordan Austin, along with a co-defendant, George Gay, robbed Terrance Scott at gun point while Mr. Scott was visiting a friend in the Bridle Creek apartments in the City of Virginia Beach. Austin and Gay robbed the victim of his cell phone, sneakers and baseball cap. Austin and Gay then fled the scene. Mr. Scott left the area but later returned along with several people including, Antone Brehon and Antoine Owens, with the intent of recovering his property. Jordan Austin, Gay, and three others returned to Bridle Creek apartments looking for the victim and his group. Austin and the other two men had weapons. As Mr. Scott and his group got in their cars to leave, Austin and the two others ambushed the group with a barrage of gunfire, shooting Mr. Brehon in the head killing him instantly. Mr. Owens was also shot in the head and suffered permanent injury.
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick J. Connolly and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine E. Orsini prosecuted the case. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.