Search for suspects continues in deadly King and Queen home invasion

Search for suspects continues in deadly King and Queen home invasion
Victim James "Scooter" Byrd

KING AND QUEEN, VA (WWBT) - Officials are making a renewed plea for leads in a deadly home invasion that took the life of a 24-year-old King and Queen man.

In a statement Friday, King and Queen Sheriff's Office detectives said they have interviewed multiple witnesses and potential persons of interest, all while following up on leads coming into their office and into Crime Solvers in an effort to find the killer or killers of 24-year-old James Edward Byrd "Scooter."

Byrd was shot and killed when one or two people entered his home in the 6200 block of Newtown Road on August 16.

Earlier this month, the sheriff's office released the name of a person of interest, Alphonso Johnson. According to authorities, Johnson was questioned and continues to cooperate with investigators and is "not currently the primary suspect in this case."

King and Queen law enforcement said they do not have a suspect, adding that their investigation still considers that there are possibly two suspects involved in this case.

King and Queen Sheriff's Office also wants to reassure the community that they believe the August 16 deadly home invasion was "an isolated incident targeting the victim" and "the community as a whole is not in danger."

The department has increases patrols and community policing, reaching out to residents and encouraging them to report any suspicious activity in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the King and Queen Sheriff's Office at 804-785-7400 or Crime Solvers at 769-3000.

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