Commonwealth v. Ladarius Malik Trisvan; Man to Serve 13 Years for Random Oceanfront Shooting

Monday, September 23, 2019

​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Ladarius Malik Trisvan, age 22, of Emporia, Virginia, pled guilty and was sentenced today on three (3) counts each of Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm.  In accordance with a plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick sentenced Trisvan to 33 years in prison with twenty (20) years suspended, leaving 13 years to serve.  This sentence exceeded the high-end of the Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines, which recommended a sentence no greater than seven (7) years and ten (10) months to serve.

Had this case gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that just after midnight on July 5, 2018, Ladarius Malik Trisvan discharged a firearm several times outside of a store called "OMG Everything" on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.  Six citizens, who were not known to Trisvan, were struck by the gunfire as they stood on the street further down Atlantic Avenue.  They had no prior confrontation with Trisvan.  All six victims were treated for nonlife- threatening injuries.

Trisvan was captured on surveillance footage from the "OMG Everything" store.  In the video, he was seen raising his arm from behind a sign in the window.  A handgun appeared and at least one muzzle flash was captured on camera.  A group of people seen standing with Trisvan began to run toward 19th Street, and he ran away with them after the shooting. 

Trisvan has a prior conviction for Disorderly Conduct. 

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Michael D. Defricke prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.