March 25, 2024

Commonwealth v. Khalil  Shariff Jackson; Twenty Years to Serve for Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend

Virginia Beach, Va. – Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Khalil Shariff Jackson, age 23, formerly of the 600 block of Breeds Hill Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, pled guilty and was sentenced for charges of Second Degree Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  In accordance with a plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge James C. Lewis sentenced Jackson to 38 years in prison with 18 years suspended, leaving 20 years to serve. 

Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that in April, 2023, Khalil Shariff Jackson was angry that the mother of his children, M.D., was in a relationship with a man named Amonte Walkup.  He also expressed anger about Walkup being around the children.  On April 6, 2023, Jackson told M.D. to come to his house to pick up child support money.  When M.D. and her friend arrived, Jackson did not give her any money, and instead he confronted M.D. about her relationship with Walkup.  He was aggressive and angry during this encounter, told her that he had people watching her, and tried to block her from leaving.  M.D. pushed past Jackson, got back in her car, and hurriedly drove away.  She recalled that he was wearing dark clothing including a dark or black hoodie. 

Just after 1:00 a.m., M.D. and a group of people, including Walkup, went to a bar called Parlay’s II on Princess Anne Road.  Jackson repeatedly called and texted M.D., threatening to shoot her, kill her, and shoot up her home.  As M.D. and Walkup got into her vehicle and began to leave the parking lot, Jackson shot Walkup in the head, killing him.  M.D. ran back into the club for safety.  An officer who was nearby heard three distinct shots ring out with a racking sound in between each shot.  He went to the scene and found Walkup deceased in the vehicle. 

A witness pointed officers in the direction Jackson had fled.  They reviewed the parking lot surveillance video and saw the shooter dressed in dark clothing, walking, crouched, through the parking lot with a rifle. The video shows Jackson firing three shots and pausing between shots. After the shots, the shooter bent over to try to retrieve the ejected shell casings. He then ran from the parking lot and through a cut-through behind the club.  M.D. saw the video and identified Jackson.

Investigators learned that Jackson purchased the firearm from an acquaintance just hours before the shooting. A search of his phone showed that he had searched terms including “AR15”, “Virginia Beach Murder”, and “can you make a bullet untraceable.” Jackson was arrested in Georgia on May 18, 2023.  

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys David W. Laird and Joseph A. DiNonno prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.

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