March 27, 2021

2nd Update to March 26th Oceanfront Shootings

Separate Shooting Incidents at Oceanfront Lead to Arrests.

Three individuals charged, two in custody, one suspect still at large; traffic flow mitigation and enhanced police presence planned for Resort Area.

Virginia Beach, Va. (March 27, 2021) – As the investigation of three separate shooting events that took place the evening of March 26, 2021 at the Virginia Beach Resort Area continues, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) has released the following details surrounding the events in conjunction with plans for increased police coverage through the remainder of the weekend.

DECEDENT IDENTITIES CONFIRMED The identity of the female victim has been confirmed to be 28-year-old Deshayla E. Harris of Norfolk, VA. Harris was a bystander at the second shooting incident that occurred in the 300 block of 19th Street. The decedent of the third event, an officer-involved shooting incident in the 300 block of 20th Street, is 25-year-old male Donovon W. Lynch of Virginia Beach, VA. Several individuals were injured at the first incident in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue, but there were no fatalities.

INDIVIDUALS CHARGED 22-year-old Ahmon Jahree Adams of Chesapeake, VA, 18-year-old Nyquez Tyyon Baker of Virginia Beach, VA and 20-year-old Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr. of Virginia Beach have been arrested and each charged with seven counts of felonious assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm. All three arrested were involved with the first incident located in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue and are being held in custody at Virginia Beach City Jail.

ENHANCED POLICE COVERAGE, ONGOING INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS Additional VBPD law enforcement personnel have been assigned to the Oceanfront to support ongoing public safety efforts. VBPD investigative staff are working to determine if the three events are related or if there are any additional suspects.


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