*UPDATE* Homicide - 700 block of 16th Street

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


​The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Jayln Devon Harris of Virginia Beach.

Through vigorous investigation, Virginia Beach homicide detectives were successful in arresting one person and obtaining warrants on a second individual regarding this case.

On February 16, 2018, 33-year-old  Henry Alexander Smith III of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact – class 1 or 2 felony homicide.

On February 21, 2018  Virginia Beach Police Detectives obtained warrants on 30-year-old Andre'Jeru Bernard Bigby, of Virginia Beach for 2nd degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police are still attempting to place Bigby in custody, and are requesting assistance in locating him. ​

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Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting "VBTIP" and the information to CRIMES (274637). 

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. 

MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer​


On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at approximately 3:35 p.m., Police and Rescue personnel responded to the 700 block of 16th Street after citizens reported a vehicle crash and an occupant suffering from a gunshot wound.  Emergency Medical Services transported the adult male to a local hospital where he subsequently died.  Investigators have determined that the man was shot prior to the vehicle crashing. 

Detectives do not believe that this was a random act of violence.  This case remains an active homicide investigation. ​

MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer​​