May 21, 2021

VBPD Makes Arrest for May 20 Homicide on Forest Lake Drive

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On May 20, 2021 at 4:53 p.m., Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received a report that a male was found deceased in a home in the 900 block of Forest Lake Drive. Responding officers located the adult male victim and the investigation was initiated.

As information was being gathered, investigators identified a potential suspect in this case. This suspect was quickly identified as being responsible for a hit and run accident and attempted malicious assault that occurred earlier at 26th Street and Arctic Avenue.

Within four hours of initiating a homicide investigation, the suspect was taken into custody by second precinct officers, with the assistance of a police K9 in the 300 block of the boardwalk.

22-year-old Ricardo Paul Perez, of Virginia Beach has been charged with murder, hit, and run and attempted malicious assault. He is being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.

The identity of the victim will be released after next of kin notification has been made.

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