Lynchburg police have arrested another suspect in connection with the deadly drive-by shooting that happened Sunday in Lynchburg.

Jakiel Rasuan Bension, age 18, of Lynchburg, was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with:

- First degree murder
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
- Shooting from an occupied vehicle
- Shooting into an occupied vehicle

The shooting happened on Rives Street around 2:30 a.m.

Lawrence Gusto, 20, of Lynchburg, died from gunshot wounds.


A total of six people now face first-degree murder and other charges over a deadly drive-by shooting in Lynchburg that happened on Sunday.

Amherst County deputies are investigating a possible tie-in with a shooting that happened there, also on Sunday morning.

No one was hurt in that shooting, which happened on Eastview Drive in the Madison Heights area.

April Renae Bateman, 22, of Lynchburg was arrested in connection to the Lynchburg drive-by and charged with first-degree murder. Police also arrested Andrew Marcus Banks, 18, of Lynchburg, Chrisean Douglas Ford, 20, of Lynchburg, and a 16-year-old on Monday.

Another 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested earlier. All face the same charges.

It's police department policy not to release the names of juveniles.

That happened on Shaffer Street, near Rives Street around 2:30 a.m.

Lawrence Giusto, 20, of Lynchburg showed up at Lynchburg General Hospital with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning.

He later died there.

A vigil was held for Giusto at Westover Neighborhood Park on Monday night.


Lynchburg police arrested a woman and two teenagers in connection with Sunday's murder. 

The victim was 20-year-old Lawrence Maliek Giusto from Lynchburg.

April Renae Bateman, 22, of Lynchburg was charged on Sunday with first-degree murder in what appears to be a drive-by shooting. She was also charged with use of firearm and shooting from an occupied vehicle into another occupied vehicle.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old have the same charges as Bateman.

The shooting happened on Shaffer Street around 2:30 a.m. Giusto died of gunshot wounds.


Lynchburg Police are investigating a shooting that could have lead to the death of a man.

Police were called to the 1600 block of Shaffer Street just before 2:30 on the morning of Sunday, June 22nd after receiving a call that shots had been fired in the area.