September 22, 2019
Tragic, so tragic.
They seemed like such a normal, all-American couple as well.
A man is arrested and charged in the shooting death of a woman on Monday night.
The Newport News Police Department said Jonah Dwight Sims, 23, is in custody after he turned himself in to police.
He is facing charges of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, malicious wounding, burglary with intent to commit a felony, four charges of assault, and discharging a firearm within a residence.
Officers were called to a shooting in the 600 block of Dresden Drive at 9:12 p.m. Monday.
Police said two people were shot inside a home. Javon Fraser was taken to Riverside Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, but his wife, 24-year-old Kayleigh Christian Ellifritz, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to court documents, the couple’s two children were in the home when the shooting occurred. The children’s godmother Tiffany Diggs said the kids remember the suspect breaking down the door and shooting.
“He does remember the pow-pows, and he keeps saying pow-pow and looking at the door,” said Diggs.
According to documents, Fraser met Sims in middle school in 2010 and they lived in the same foster home at one point.
Kayleigh Ellifritz and Javon Fraser.