June 7, 2021

Stabbing, Barricade Suspect - Big Boulder Drive

Update - The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Justin Pahuyo of Virginia Beach.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On June 4, 2021, at 2:07 p.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received a report of a stabbing in the 1900 block of Big Boulder Drive.

The incident was witnessed by a Virginia State Trooper who was driving through the area, it has been determined to be domestic related. Shortly following the stabbing, the suspect retreated to his residence and barricaded himself. The adult male victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS with serious injuries.

The SWAT team deployed and was attempting to establish communication with the suspect when smoke was observed coming from inside the home. The Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD) responded and was able to extinguish the fire from the outside. After the fire was extinguished, VBPD made entry and located the suspect, deceased. The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

This incident remains under active investigation by the VBPD Homicide Unit.

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