Hardy Drive murder suspect surrenders

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Avery F. Gray, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder after surrendering to police earlier this week. Photo: Charlottesville Police Avery F. Gray, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder after surrendering to police earlier this week. Photo: Charlottesville Police

A man wanted in connection with the May homicide on Hardy Drive turned himself in on Monday, June 30, according to Charlottesville Police Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts. Avery F. Gray, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder in the May 17 death of 36-year-old Charlottesville resident Oscar Nathaniel Brown. At press time, a preliminary hearing date had not been set. 

In mid-June, police arrested 29-year-old Buckingham resident Brittany Deshawna Alamo, who had also been sought in connection with Brown’s death. According to court records, she has been charged with being an accessory after the fact in a felony and with destroying evidence and is scheduled to appear in Charlottesville District Court on August 7.

Brown’s death was the second homicide in one week, following the May 10 death of Antonio Lamar Washington, who was stabbed in a late-night altercation at Alhamraa restaurant. Nineteen-year-old Taneak Quvaughn Turner, arrested June 2 in Spotsylvania County, is charged with first degree murder and multiple other felonies in Washington’s death. A second man, Antwan Terrell Roberts, has been charged with principal in the second degree to first degree murder and with malicious wounding in connection with the homicide, according to court records. Both men are also scheduled to appear on August 7 in Charlottesville District Court.

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