A 17-year-old Norfolk youth who was arrested in the shooting of two tourists at Williamsburg last month has been released and three other suspects have been arrested.
All charges against the Norfolk youth were dropped.
Williamsburg police were planning a lineup including the Norfolk youth Monday night when a Gloucester County man walked into the station and said, "My son has something to tell you." As a result of the conversation, two juveniles and an adult were charged with the crime.
A 16-year-old from Gloucester County was charged with two counts each of attempted murder, attempted robbery, malicious wounding and using a gun in the crimes. A 16-year-old boy from Shacklefords, Va., was charged with the same offenses. James Lee Nelson, 20, also of Shacklefords, was charged with attempted robbery.
Nelson is believed to have driven the other suspects from the scene of the shooting, police said.
David and Anne Edds of Swayzee, Ind., were walking around the Palace Green in Colonial Williamsburg on July 30 about 8:30 p.m. when two teenagers approached them and demanded cash. When Edds said he didn't have any, he and his wife were shot once in the head. They were treated at Williamsburg Community Hospital and returned home a few days later. Anne Edds still has a bullet in her jaw.