*Update* Man Shot on Atlantis Drive

Saturday, October 05, 2019

​*Update*

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Sherman Lydell Lane of Virginia Beach.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Ditron Laquay Thigpen of Virginia Beach.  He has been arrested and charged with murder, use of a firearm​ in commission of a felony and possession/transport of a firearm by a convicted felon.


On October 5th, 2019 at 1:07 am Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report that a man had been shot in the 1000 block of Atlantis Drive.

When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded and provided first aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased a short time later.

This case is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department Investigative Division / Homicide Unit. Suspect information has not been developed at this time.


Investigators are requesting anyone with information about this crime to call the Virginia Beach Police Department or 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. 

There are no further details to provide at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.​


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer​

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