On Tuesday, April 3, 2007, gunfire erupted in the 6000 block of Wesleyan Drive. Responding police units found the body of a black male lying in the yard of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the victim to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died a short time later. The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and determined the death to be a homicide.
Investigators have identified the victim as 46 year old Russell Grant Valentine Jr. of the 6000 block of Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach. He was a black male who had brown eyes, black hair, 6’ 1’’ tall weighing 200 pounds.