The victims or deceased names are not mentioned in the provided text. : “Two Men in Hampton Carjacked by Same Suspect, One Takes Drastic Action”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Two individuals in Hampton, Virginia, recently became victims of carjackings by the same suspect in separate incidents. The first incident occurred outside Los Compadres Restaurant on Commander Shepard Blvd, where a local DJ was targeted. The DJ, who preferred to remain anonymous, recounted his experience through his son, who acted as a translator. According to the DJ, the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Kenneth Maddox Jr., approached him while he was warming up his car and demanded his phone. Maddox proceeded to steal the DJ’s laptop and tablet, and then forced him out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Fearing for his family’s safety, the DJ slowly backed away as Maddox unsuccessfully tried to release the emergency brake. Ultimately, Maddox managed to escape with the DJ’s car, which was later found three miles away on Hardy Cash Drive with a damaged tire caused by driving with the emergency brake engaged.

Approximately 90 minutes later, Maddox struck again, targeting David Murphy, a Lyft driver, at Hampton Woods Apartments on Marcella Road. Murphy sensed something was amiss and offered to dial a number for Maddox instead of giving him his phone directly. However, Maddox soon pointed a gun at Murphy’s head and demanded that he exit the vehicle. In a desperate bid to save his own life, Murphy reached for his personal firearm and fired at Maddox during the struggle. Although Maddox managed to knock the gun out of Murphy’s hand, his attempt to shoot Murphy in the chest failed due to the magazine falling out. Murphy pleaded with Maddox to spare him, emphasizing that he had young children, including an infant, to care for at home. Ultimately, Maddox and his accomplice fled the scene with Murphy’s car, which was later discovered with significant damage on North Armistead Avenue.

Maddox has since been charged with two counts of carjacking and two counts of using a firearm in a felony. Police were able to identify him after he sought medical treatment for a gunshot wound. Additionally, video surveillance footage near the crime scenes matched Maddox’s attire. As of the latest update, Maddox remains hospitalized.

These incidents have left both victims emotionally shaken. For Murphy, who relied on his Lyft earnings as his primary source of income, the loss of his car poses a significant challenge in supporting his family. To help alleviate the financial burden, he has set up a GoFundMe campaign. Meanwhile, the DJ has emphasized the unpredictability of the world, noting that while some people are good, others may resort to criminal actions.

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