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12/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/04/2020 20:56

*UPDATE* Shooting / 5500 Block Lynnhaven Parkway

​* UPDATE * ARREST MADE

On December 4th, 2020 two arrests were made in connection with this crime.

22-year-old E'ze Anyanwu Pritchard, of Virginia Beach, was arrested and charged with multiple firearm violations to include; use of a firearm in commission of a felony, felonious assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

24-year-old Verneka Lynnae Wiggins, of Virginia Beach, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact in a felony.


After gathering information through the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the suspects and victim were not known to each other, nor is it believed to have been a random act of violence. This case is still being actively investigated by members of the departments investigative division.

On December 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a report of a shooting in the 5500 block of Lynnhaven Parkway.

Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim who had sustained a life threatening injury from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital by VBEMS.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was in his vehicle, on Lynnhaven Parkway when he was shot by an unknown suspect/suspects. This investigation is still in the very early stages as detectives work vigorously to gather the facts. Additional information will be provided once 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 $1,000 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