Officer Involved Shooting - 200 block 35th Street

Friday, March 20, 2020


March 22, 2020

​The decedent has been identified as 23-year-old Alvin Lamont Baum II, of Norfolk. ​


On Friday, March 20, 2020, members of the Virginia Beach Police Department working with members of the Norfolk Police Department attempted to arrest a suspect wanted on felony warrants.  At approximately 11:25 a.m. officers engaged the suspect in the 200 block of 35th Street and shots were fired, the suspect was struck. Officers immediately began rescue efforts, but unfortunately were unsuccessful. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and a handgun was recovered near the suspect. 

 No officers were injured.

The decedent's identity is being withheld for 24-hours after the initial next of kin notification has been made.

As is standard in all officer-involved shootings, The Virginia Beach Police Department's Investigative Division and the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, as well as the Office of Internal Affairs, are continuing their investigations into this incident.

MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer