On Friday, May 16, 1975 at five minutes past midnight, Police received a call for shots fired in the 200 block of 10th Street. Upon arrival, Joseph Kelly was found suffering from a gunshot. He was transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital where he died from his wound. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where the cause of death was ruled a homicide. A yellow 1972 or 1973 model Chevrolet with large whitewalls was seen in the area occupied by two black males. Investigators have not been able to establish the motive for the shooting.
Joseph Kelly was 20 year old white male who was in the U.S. Navy stationed at Dam Neck Naval Base. He was thin built and stood 5’ 5’’ tall weighing 130 pounds, brown eyes and blonde hair.