*Update* Police investigating a shooting at 19th Street and Cypress Avenue

Thursday, May 09, 2019


The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Cole Stuart Grant of Virginia Beach.​

A male juvenile, from Chesapeake, VA was arrested and charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The decedents identity will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notification.​​

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:55 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for a gunshot wound at 19th Street and Cypress Avenue. When officers arrived on scene they located a male suffering with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The male was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene. The area was canvassed by officers who detained several individuals at the scene. The scene remains active as the detectives are still conducting their investigations. There is no suspect information available at this time. This case remains under investigation by members of the Department's Homicide Unit. This release will be updated as ​more information 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.com or by downloading the P3 Tips 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.

Master Police Officer L.M. Bauder, Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department