*UPDATE* Homicide Investigation / Newtown Road

Monday, November 09, 2020

​*UPDATE* 

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Richard J. Anderson of Henrico, Virginia.

This case remains under investigation.


On November 9th 2020 at 12:21 am Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report that someone had been shot in the 600 block of Newtown Road.


Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim was standing in a parking lot when he was approached by an unknown person just before he was shot.


We do not have any suspect description at this time.  This is a very active investigation, additional information will be released as it becomes available.


Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call 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.


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer