Police Arrest Suspect In 2010 Murder Of Officer Victor Decker

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

On June 29, 2012 and after almost a two-year investigation, Detectives John Allen and Sean Coerse with the Virginia Beach Homicide Unit have charged a suspect in the 2010 murder of Victor Decker.  During the course of the investigation, several detectives interviewed over 200 sources of information.

Several police agencies have been instrumental in assisting the Virginia Beach investigators.   These agencies include the Norfolk Police Department’s Uniform and Detectives Divisions and Special Investigations Unit, Virginia State Police, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Portsmouth Police Department, and Virginia Beach’s and Norfolk’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Offices. 

Investigators have identified the suspect as Raymond Lewis Perry, 20, formerly of the 6400 block of S. Stoney Point, Norfolk.  He has been charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and two counts Use of a Firearm.  Perry is currently serving an eighty-eight-year sentence in a federal facility in South Carolina in reference to a series of robberies in Virginia Beach and other jurisdictions in September 2010.