June 23, 2022

Shooting Investigation Leads to Same-Day Arrest

On June 21, 2022, at approximately 1:24 AM, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) were notified of an individual who walked into a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers responded and spoke to the victim who had limited information on where the incident occurred.

Several hours later, a relative of the victim called into Emergency Communications reporting the address of the shooting. Officers responded to an apartment complex in the 900 block of S. Oriole Drive and contacted the resident of the given apartment.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect in the shooting, Matthew Newcomb (M/19), of Virginia Beach. He was arrested the same day and charged with Felonious Assault and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

The investigation is ongoing by the VBPD Detective Bureau. If you have information about this case, please contact the Detective Bureau at 757-385-4101 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP/P3tips.com.

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