Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Shooting Incident on Crane Crescent

Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter After Shooting Incident on Crane Crescent
June 26, 2021

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On June 25, 2021 at 5:33 p.m. VBPD were called to the 1300 block of Crane Crescent for a report that a woman had been shot inside a residence.

Officers and EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. An adult male, who lives in the home, was detained for questioning.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect was mishandling a firearm when it discharged and struck the victim, fatally wounding her. The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Kristina Hager of Virginia Beach.

The suspect, 33-year-old Shawn Michael Sheppard, was ultimately arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.

This case remains under active investigation by members of the VBPD Homicide Unit.