The Virginia Beach, Virginia, man suspected in the death of an Ohio woman is a suspect in an assault that killed a man and injured another, authorities said Thursday.
Virginia Beach Police Chief John Fritsch said the victim in that attack was shot multiple times.
The suspect is a Virginia Beach resident who police are working with federal and state authorities to determine whether he was a member of a violent group or if he acted alone.
Police said the man, 25-year-old Tyler Williams, has a criminal history that includes domestic violence charges.
Williams was charged in July with assault and battery, battery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
He was also charged in September with domestic battery.
Williams’ criminal history includes a misdemeanor assault charge in 2009, according to court records.
Police have not released the motive for the attack, which took place at about 6:30 a.m.
Tuesday in the 700 block of North Franklin Street.
Williams fled after a domestic dispute that occurred in his residence, police said.
Authorities did not identify the victim, but said he was an African American man.
He lived at the address with his parents and a 17-year old sister, police and family members said.
The attack was captured on video, and was broadcast on Facebook Live.
Williams is 5-foot-10, with a slim build and short, dark brown hair.
Police described him as a skinny, balding man who had black skin and brown eyes.
Authorities said the video showed Williams wearing a white shirt and black pants and walking with his hands on his hips.
Williams left the scene of the domestic disturbance and turned himself in to police at about 7 a.d.
He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison, Virginia Beach police said in a news release.
Williams did not appear in court Thursday.
A motive has not been determined, and police did not say if the attack was gang-related.
Williams has been hospitalized several times for mental health issues, according a Virginia State Police spokesperson.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Newport News, Virginia.
He remains in custody at the Virginia State Bureau of Investigation.