Homicide Investigation on Newtown Road

Thursday, April 19, 2018

UPDATE - 5/17/18

Gabriel Mearlyn Colon, 18, of Virginia Beach was taken into custody and charged with: Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

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Bryan Daekwan Mack, 21, of Charlotte, North Carolina has been taken into custody and charged with: Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. 

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​UPDATE​

The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Jamal Davis of Virginia Beach.  ​

On April 21, 2018 an arrest was made in connection to this case.  18-year-old Robert Lee Hammond III of Virginia Beach was taken into custody and charged with: murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony.

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On April 19th 2018 at approximately 8:47 pm Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report that a person had been shot, and was in the 600 block of Newtown Road.

Police arrived on scene and located an adult male, deceased,  from an apparent gunshot wound. 

This case is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Investigative Division / Homicide Unit.

There are no further details to provide at this time, as this is in the very early stages of the investigation.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.​

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit a tip via P3tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores.  Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.


MPO Linda Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police Public Affairs Officer

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