Police Search for Suspects Involved in a Shooting

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

UPDATE:  1/29/2020


Christian Micah Harris, 23, of Norfolk.  Harris is charged with Robbery, Use of a Firearm, Felonious Assault and Conspiracy.

Datwan Lamont Bowden, 23, of Virginia Beach.  Bowden is charged with Robbery, Use of a Firearm, Felonious Assault and Conspiracy.

Both are being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.​

Additionally, one juvenile has been arrested and charged with Eluding and Hit & Run.  The juvenile is being held in the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Center.

This remains an active investigation by member of the department's Detective Bureau. 


On January 22, 2020 at approximately 3:55 pm Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report of a gunshot wound in the 1100 block of Ocean Trace Lane. 

The victim / caller stated they were going to self-transport to a local hospital.  The victim gave dispatchers a description of the suspect vehicle. Responding officers observed the suspect vehicle heading westbound on interstate 264. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle as it exited onto Lynnhaven Parkway, heading northbound.

Officers were able to keep a visual on the suspect vehicle, until it stopped in the 3000 block of Pinewood Drive, where the suspects bailed.

A female suspect was detained near the vehicle as three more suspects fled on foot.  The police helicopter, along with police K9 and additional patrol officers converged on the area.  A second suspect was taken into custody nearby. Two black male suspects, unknown clothing description, remain at large.  

This is still a very active investigation, further details will be provided as they become available.​


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer