ShotSpotter Alert Assists Officers in Quick Arrest

Monday, August 29, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On August 28, 2022, at approximately 3:10 AM, an on-duty Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) police officer advised the dispatcher that he heard a series of gunfire. Simultaneously, the officers received a ShotSpotter Alert directing them to the 1000 block of Virginia Beach Blvd.

Upon the officers’ arrival to the case location, they discovered several citizens. During the officers’ investigation they recovered shell casings and two firearms. The individuals were then detained by the officers and Jalaun Colbert (M/27) of Norfolk, Virginia, was arrested and charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Discharging of a Firearm within City Limits (x3), and Public Intoxication.

This case is being actively investigated by officers assigned to the VBPD Second Precinct. If you have any information about this case, please contact the Second Precinct at 757-385-2700 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP/