UPDATE: Man arrested in Hampton homicide

Posted at 9:06 AM, Apr 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-22 10:46:42-04

Hampton, Va. - Police have made an arrest in a weekend homicide, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Hampton police have arrested Stanley McCoy Whitehead after a man was found shot to death on Victory Boulevard.

It happened on Sunday, April 21, 2013. At 4:56 p.m., emergency crews received a call in reference to a shooting in the 2500 block of Victory Boulevard.

Arrested: Stanley McCoy Whitehead

Arrested: Stanley McCoy Whitehead

When officers arrived, they found a man who suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Members of the Hampton Fire and Rescue Division responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The circumstances and the motive are still under investigation, police say. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00. You can also send an anonymous tip via text
message to the Hampton Police Division by texting the keyword 757HPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411). (Please be advised that the anonymous texting is not affiliated with Crime Line).