November 28, 2023

Update: VBPD Responds to Shooting on Lynnhaven Parkway

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, November 28, 2023 –The victim of the shooting on Lynnhaven Parkway, Eldon Valery (M/59) of Virginia Beach, succumbed to his injuries on October 30, 2023. The Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney's Office authorized 2nd Degree Murder charges against the suspect, Kristin Barber. She was officially charged on November 25, 2023 and remains in custody.

Previous News Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, October 16, 2023 – On October 7, 2023, at 9:14 P.M., officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) responded to the report of a shooting at the intersection of Indian River Road and Lynnhaven Parkway.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers immediately administered lifesaving efforts to the victim who was found with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

A passenger in the vehicle, Kristin Barber (F/34) of Virginia Beach, was initially arrested and charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Child Neglect. On October 14, 2023, Barber was served with additional charges of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Shooting in a Vehicle.

The victim remains in critical condition but is stable.

Note: This news release is for informational purposes only and should not be considered an admission of guilt by the defendant. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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