Homicide Arrest / Sentara Hospital Incident
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On October 16, 2021 the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) responded to 2400 Block of Loran Court for a request to check on the welfare of the residents. Responding officers discovered Linda Christie, F/74, deceased and her son, Matthew Christie, M/38, with serious injuries. Matthew Christie was transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Further investigation by the VBPD Detective Bureau led to Matthew Christie being charged with First Degree Murder and Malicious Assault for the death of Linda Christie.
On October 22, 2021 a VBPD officer from the Second Precinct responded to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital to take Matthew Christie into custody on the above charges. Matthew Christie fled from the officer who gave chase and managed to catch up to him in a stairwell where an extensive struggle ensued. During the struggle, Matthew Christie attempted to disarm the officer resulting in the handgun discharging.
Mr. Christie was eventually restrained; the VBPD officer was uninjured. No other individuals were in the stairwell at the time of the incident. Additional charges against Matthew Christie are pending in this incident.