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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Four suspects, including two minors, have been arrested in North Carolina in connection with a Chesterfield County murder on November 1.

All four have been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the incident.

Two suspects have been identified as Darrius A. Ellis, 21, of Salisbury, North Carolina and Najee T. Palmer, 18. The juveniles charged has been identified as Daeshun Raquon Hargrave, 17, of Spencer, NC, and Jamaria Shared Crawford, 17, of Salisbury.

Darrius Ellis

Darrius Ellis

The suspects were arrested without incident Thursday in Salisbury, North Carolina after investigators executed multiple search warrants at the residences of identified suspects.

The fatal shooting in question occurred around 5:29 a.m. in the 2900 block of Galena Avenue on November 1.

When officers arrived to the scene they located Jon-Eric Schwartz V, 30, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.


The operation was a collaborative effort between the Chesterfield County Police Department, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, and multiple other agencies.

The four suspects are currently being held without bond at the Rowan County Detention Center, located in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The investigation remains ongoing.  Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or

Najee T. Palmer, 18.

Najee T. Palmer, 18.