A Manor High School student was shot and killed; 3 suspects in custody

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The three suspects wanted in the murder of a Manor High School student are now in custody, the Portsmouth Police Department confirmed Friday.

Melvon Parker, 19, Kwendale Glenn, 18, and a minor have been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm, conspiracy to commit murder and a firearm on school property.

Kwendale Glenn (Courtesy of Portsmouth Police)

Wednesday, January 19 around 3 p.m., police were alerted to a crime scene in the 1000 block of Cherokee Road after a teenager arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. He died the same day from his injuries.

The shooting scene was near Manor High School.

Police did not name the child victim, but 10 On Your Side confirmed with Portsmouth Schools that Manor High student Amarion Collins was the victim. The school’s principal, Dr Timothy Johnson, sent a message to the school community on the day of the shooting. In the message, he said Thursday would be an asynchronous day for students due to the incident. Friday, the school was closed because of the weather.

The athletic director of Manor High School posted the following on social media:

It is never easy to lose part of your family. However, our Manor Athletics family has suffered the loss of @yungg_mariii (Amarion Collins) a very special young man. It’s extremely difficult as I personally watched Amarion grow into not only a special athlete, but also a solid student at Manor who seemed to make everyone around him smile with his smile. I could go on and on about how everyone thought of him and how much he will be missed because it is all true. You will continue to see it by the tremendous outpouring of love shown all around for this young man. The Manor Athletics family sends its deepest condolences and prayers to his family during this difficult time as we are all hurting beyond words. We will truly miss you and you will never be forgotten. Please keep us all in your prayers….

Martha K. Merrill