Police make arrest in connection to Lake Edward shootings

Posted at 11:47 PM, Apr 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-06 23:47:13-04

Virginia Beach, Va - Just before 6:00 a.m. Sunday neighbors say they saw police flood a home to arrest 21-year-old Ladarious Stieff.

"I could hear a PA system off the truck '58-14 we are here to serve a search warrant' ," Tobi Snyder told NewsChannel3. “I looked out my window and they had two big trucks. One was police truck one was just a white truck and there were police everywhere. "

Police arrested Stieff in connection with a double shooting that took place just a block away on Margate Avenue late Friday night. Two men were shot and rushed to the hospital, one of them died.

"It's scary knowing that someone could live that close to you and you have no idea," Snyder says.

That wasn't the only shooting that night. Early Saturday morning just a few blocks away another person was shot and killed.

Last Saturday night 29-year-old Cyle Strahl was killed inside his home. Three murders in one week are unsettling for many.

"This neighborhood has really gone downhill in the last three years and it does make you uncomfortable because what can you do as an average citizen other than keeping your doors lock. What can you do?," said Snyder.

Police are still investigating the shootings. They were back in the area Sunday afternoon talking to neighbors. They are looking for more people to come forward with any information.