- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a security guard charged with second-degree murder in the Chesapeake shooting death of a man whose family says he was playing Pokemon Go at the time.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/2mP5u1k ) Judge John Brown denied bond for Johnathan Cromwell on Friday. The hearing came after Cromwell appealed a lower court’s decision.

The 21-year-old Virginia Beach man is charged in the January death of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen. Police say Chen was sitting in his minivan in a parking lot when Cromwell shot him after an altercation.

Emily Munn, one of Cromwell’s attorneys, said Friday that he acted in self-defense and told police he “feared for his life.” Chen’s family has said the man was playing Pokemon Go.

The newspaper reports more than 70 people showed up in support of Chen.

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


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