HS football coach of Suffolk man gunned down in car: “This was no random thing”

Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 06:50:55-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Chesapeake Police are investigating after a man was found dead after being shot several times inside of his car on Tuesday night.

The car crashed into a tree on Dunedin Drive near the intersection of Tasman Court in the Western Branch section of the city.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Trevor Baldwin.

NewsChannel 3 has learned Baldwin was a graduate of First Flight High School in Dare County, North Carolina. His former football coach Jim Prince told NewsChannel 3 Baldwin was an outstanding athlete who gave everything for his football team.

"It`s the heaviness of knowing that I don`t ever get to see that little guy again," Prince says. "I don`t ever get to see that man standing on the fence waving to me and saying hi coach. This was no random thing. Nobody just walks up to a car and starts plugging away at a 20-year-old."

Those who live near the murder scene were shocked and just didn't understand why someone so young would be killed.

"It's kind of scary, we don't have break-ins around here or anything like that," said neighbor James Bishop. "It's a real shame that he didn't have the opportunity to live his life or anything, it's really sad."

Police are still investigating and aren't releasing any information in regards to a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

"He`ll always be that guy to me that did everything I ever asked of him," Prince says. "He was just a warrior. He was a warrior from the start."