*Update* Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest

Thursday, July 23, 2020

*Update*

The victim of this crime has been identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Arthur Lutz of Chesapeake, Virginia.


​On July 22, 2020 at 9:03 pm, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a 911 call for a man who had been shot in the 3300 block of Holland Road.

The adult male victim had succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was walking with a friend down Holland Road when the suspect opened fire, striking the victim. Responding officers were able to gather information from other witnesses, which assisted them in locating evidence that led to a suspect.

In the early morning hours on July 23rd, a search warrant was conducted in the 900 block of Truro Court and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

25-year-old Dornell Marcus Collins Jr. of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer