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Did Newport News, Virginia’s Andarius McClelland shoot Williamsburg’s Aonesty Selby?

Aonesty Selby of Williamsburg, Virginia, United States has died. She was 18.

Selby and Andarius McClelland, 21, of Newport News, Virginia were dating. At 1:18 p.m. on January 11, 2023, she took an Uber from Williamsburg to his apartment on Coral Key Place in Newport News.

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At 1:49 p.m., Selby arrived at the apartment, which McClelland shared with his brother. McClelland had sent her money via CashApp to pay for the Uber.

At around 7:15 p.m., Selby and McClelland left the apartment together, according to his brother, who kept a 9mm handgun in the apartment. McClelland borrowed his brother’s 2021 Dodge Charger

The vehicle’s tags were logged as leaving Newport News shortly before 8:00 p.m. that evening and then it was logged again as leaving Isle of Wight County, Virginia and returning to Newport News at 10:47 p.m. That evening, he allegedly shot her after an argument over their relationship. 

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On January 13, 2023, McClelland tried to sell his brother’s handgun but was unsuccessful. On the same day, Selby’s body was found on a remote logging path in the 13000 block of Blue Ridge Trail in Windsor, Isle of Wight County.

On January 15, 2023, the chief medical examiner in Norfolk, Virginia said Selby died from a single gunshot wound. The Williamsburg teen’s death was ruled as a homicide.

On January 17, 2023, Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested McClelland during a search warrant at his apartment in Newport News. They also recovered his brother’s handgun from the apartment.

McClelland was charged with second-degree murder and the use or display of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 6, 2023.

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