Murder suspect identified in Jarvis Brown case

Dining Hall employee was killed by gunshot wound, suspect being held without bond

Charlottesville resident Tsaye Lemar Simpson has been arrested as a suspect in connection with the murder of University dining hall employee Jarvis Brown, the Charlottesville Police Department announced Wednesday.

The 21-year-old is being charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was arrested at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Officers found 22-year-old Brown dead of a gunshot wound on the 2500 block of Woodland Drive after receiving a 911 call around 3:15 in the morning on Oct. 17. Brown worked at the Sbarro at the Crossroads Dining Hall, and was described as a friendly and hardworking man.

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