Public Safety Blotter Articles

Suspect in Hazelwood Woman’s Murder Dead in Philadelphia

Date: June 10, 2022
Incident Type: Homicide
Location: Pittsburgh/Philadelphia

The suspect in the murder of a Hazelwood woman is dead after The Fugitive Apprehension Unit  and U.S. Marshals located him in Philadelphia.

On June 7, 40-year-old Sharay Newson was reported missing. VCU and SVU detectives found Newson’s body in her Hazelwood home in the 200 block of East Elizabeth Street on June 8.

A warrant was issued for her husband, John Newson.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals were able to track Newson to Philadelphia, where Philadelphia U.S. Marshals confirmed his location at a home.

Shots were fired within the residence and the a Philadelphia SWAT team was deployed to assist with the arrest.

Further information on John Newson’s death will come from Philadelphia Police.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller