Arrest Made - Homicide Newtown Arch

Monday, May 08, 2017

Update  May 12, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Richard Jerome Gregory Jr., 24, of the 1100 block of Clydesdale Lane, Virginia Beach has been charged with Murder, Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Attempt to Commit Non-Capital Offense.  He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. 

Gregory, Richard Jerome JR.JPG

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  Tipsters will remain anonymous and if their information leads to an arrest may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.​


______________________________________________________________

On Monday, May 8, 2017 at approximately​ 2:22 p.m., a Norfolk citizen flagged down a Norfolk Police Officer saying that there was a person suffering from a gunshot wound on Newtown Arch.  Virginia Beach Police along with Norfolk Police responded to the 5800 block of Newtown Arch, there they located an adult male (identified as Richard Jerome Gregory Jr) suffering from a gunshot wound. Gregory Jr was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  A second victim, an adult female, was located at the scene, and pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Erica Alford of Virginia.

This case remains under investigation by members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  Tipsters will remain anonymous and if their information leads to an arrest may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.


 

MPO Linda Kuehn

Public Affairs Officer

(757) 385-4097​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​