NORFOLK, Va. – (NPD) Norfolk police have released new details involving a shooting that resulted in the death of a 49-year-old woman in the Chesterfield Heights area of Norfolk Sunday evening.
Preliminary information has revealed that a verbal altercation occurred between two parties in the 2700 block of Kimball Terrace. The altercation involved 50-year-old Ulysses Butler and 41-year-old Ronald Best. After the verbal exchange, Best returned to his vehicle, parked in the 2700 block of Kimball Terrace. Butler then produced a firearm and shot several rounds at Best, incidentally striking the vehicle. Best sustained a non-life threatening injury from shattered glass.
Moments later, Best emerged from the car, and shot toward Butler’s home. As a result, Samantha F. Ganther was fatally wounded inside the residence. Ganther’s death marks Norfolk’s 17th homicide for 2017.
Ulysses Butler, of the 2700 block of Kimball Terrace, has been charged with malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Ronald M. Best, of the 1000 block of Greenwood Street in Norfolk, has been charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Both men are being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.
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