UPDATE: Walter Hubbard pleads guilty to murder of Virginia Beach pharmacist

Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:34:04-05
WARNING: Surveillance video contains graphic footage

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - A man accused of murdering a Virginia Beach pharmacist and shooting at police officers during a chase last April entered guilty pleas to all charges.

Walter Hubbard entered the guilty pleas for charges of 1st Degree Murder, Robbery, Attempted Robbery, first-degree murder, three counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Felony and Attempted Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

The charges stemmed from the events of April 14, 2014 when Hubbard sought out prescription painkillers.

According to a Stipulation of Fact in the case, including Hubbard's interviews with police following his arrest, Hubbard walked into David Kilgore's Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road that morning demanding Oxycodone.

When Kilgore refused and pulled out his own gun from under the register, Hubbard shot the pharmacist, killing him.

Surveillance video from inside the Beach Pharmacy, included in the Circuit Court file, shows the two minutes Hubbard spent inside the pharmacy.

The video shows Hubbard walking into the pharmacy, waiting for another customer to finish his transaction, pulling out a gun and demanding Oxycodone and then shooting Kilgore after the pharmacist pulled out his own gun.

Hubbard then went to Barr's Pharmacy, also at the Oceanfront, where he robbed the store of two bottles of Oxycodone and some Percocets.

At that point, he then went to the home of a friend in the Colony Trailer Park "to lay low" where he gave her some pills and then left because "he was worried somebody saw the car he was driving."

When he left, he was spotted by two Virginia Beach Police Officers who attempted to stop him.

Virginia Beach Police dash-cam video also in the court file shows Hubbard being pursued by officers onto Interstate 264 and then Virginia Beach Boulevard.

At several times during the video, officers can be heard saying that Hubbard was firing at them from a gun that he had stolen from his neighbors that morning, along with their car.

According to the interview summary, "As he was being chased by the officers, he pulled out his gun and started shooting. When asked why he was shooting, Hubbard stated 'Maybe because I wanted to die today. I don't know.'"

The interview summary also states, "Hubbard said he was trying to get the Officers to shoot him. Hubbard did not deny pointing his gun at Officers and shooting at them."

The version Hubbard told officers during those interviews on the afternoon of his arrest April 14, 2014 varied greatly than the version he told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo the very next morning in an exclusive jailhouse interview.

“Whose car were you driving yesterday?” Corillo asked on that day.

Hubbard responded, “I’m not even sure.”

“So did you steal it?” Corillo followed up.

“I don’t even know,” Hubbard declared.

You can read and hear more from Hubbard's interview that day here: Beach Pharmacy murder suspect talks from jail.

Hubbard's plea agreement did not contain any promises on sentencing.

He faces up to 3 life sentences plus 23 years in prison and $300,000 in fines when he is sentenced May 27.

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