06/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2021 10:16
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va - On June 12, 2021 at 12:39 a.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications (VBECCS) received multiple calls that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the 2900 block of Shore Drive and the vehicle had left the scene.
Responding officers located the adult male victim who sustained serious injuries; he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Witnesses to the accident observed the suspect driver standing nearby within a crowd that gathered. Officers took the suspect into custody and located the suspects' vehicle parked in a nearby business parking lot.
VBPD Investigators assigned to the Fatal Crash Team responded and investigated the crash. 20-year-old Reece Christian Sheppard, of Virginia Beach was arrested and subsequently charged with: Maiming of another resulting from Driving Under the Influence, DUI with an Elevated BAC and minor in the vehicle, Underage Possession of Alcohol, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Sheppard is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.
This case remains under the investigation by investigators assigned to the VBPD Fatal Crash Team.
Reece Christian Sheppard