Suspected shooter in Carrollton slaying in custody following four-month manhunt

Published 2:13 pm Friday, March 1, 2024

A New York City man who evaded law enforcement for nearly four months is now in custody on charges stemming from a fatal Carrollton shooting last fall.

Isle of Wight County sheriff’s deputies allege 22-year-old Travis Lewis Wilson of New York’s Brooklyn borough to have shot and killed 30-year-old Queens resident Marvin Guillaume-Sam on Nov. 2 during a fatal Nov. 2 encounter in the 12000 block of Smiths Neck Road near Jones Creek mobile home park and boat ramp. The U.S. Marshals Service recently arrested Wilson in Newport News and turned him over to Isle of Wight investigators.

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, Wilson’s arrest was the result of a two-day, multi-jurisdictional sweep across the cities of Hampton and Newport News for individuals with outstanding warrants that concluded Feb. 29 with the arrest of 16 individuals.

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Wilson was arraigned March 1 in Isle of Wight and was being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. He faces charges of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and malicious shooting.

A 911 call on Nov. 2 sent deputies to the site of the shooting, where they found Guillaume-Sam suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Guillaume-Sam was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators last fall said Wilson was “known to live off-and-on with family in Carrollton.” Deputy Alecia Paul, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, confirmed Wilson and Guillaume-Sam “did know each other” but did not elaborate on the nature of their relationship or what may have prompted the two men to meet in Carrollton.

Paul said Wilson is “originally from the area and still has contacts.”