UPDATE: Suspicious death investigation

Saturday, December 02, 2017

On December 1st, 2017 at approximately 4:35p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for service in the 600 block of Westminster Lane.  A verbal dispute between individuals led to the victim, David R.  Gonzalez (59) of Virginia Beach, suffering from a gun shot wound.  ​David R. Gonzalez succumbed to his injury at the scene of the dispute.  

Police personnel detained several individuals for further questioning.  During the course of the investigation, an adult female at the scene was identified as the suspect and placed in police custody.  Nancy M. Copeland (49) of Virginia Beach was transported to the Virginia Beach Correctional Center and charged with Murder and Use of a Firearm during the commission of a crime.  Currently, she is held on a NO BOND status.  

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The Virginia Beach Police Department - Detective Bureau - Homicide Unit is in charge of this incident.  

Currently, there is no photo available.  

MPO Patrick Kane

Virginia Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Office

2509 Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

757-385-4097 office