- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Attorneys for a security guard charged with fatally shooting a 60-year-old man in Chesapeake have withdrawn from his case.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/2o6WaGa ) that defense attorneys said their communication with 22-year-old Jonathan Cromwell has “broken down” and they no longer feel like they can represent him. A judge on Thursday appointed a public defender to Cromwell’s case.

Cromwell is charged with second-degree murder and use a firearm in the January killing of Jiansheng Chen.

Police say Chen was sitting in his minivan in a parking lot when he was shot by the security guard after an altercation. Chen’s family has said the man was playing Pokemon Go at the time of the altercation.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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