Man charged with murder of Chesapeake man killed during College Beach Week

Posted at 10:22 PM, Apr 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 14:24:33-04

UPDATE: Police say they have arrested 21-year-old Tevin Anyee Oliver in relation to the shooting death of 20-year-old Stratton Mitchell who was killed on Atlantic Avenue on the Oceanfront. 

Oliver has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His case is set for a motions hearing on December 1, 2015. Oliver is now being held in the Virginia Beach City jail without bond.

Virginia Beach, Va. - Friends and family members of Stratton Mitchell, 20, of Chesapeake, desperately want to know who is responsible for his death.

"My first born grandchild and it's right to take nobody's child's life. It's not fair," said Regina Brown, Mitchell's grandmother.

More than 100 people attended a vigil Monday night at Camelot Park in Chesapeake in honor of Mitchell.

"If you know anything, anything, come forward for real. We need closure out here. His mom needs closure his dad needs closure, his whole family needs closure," explained Zaquan Moore, a friend of Mitchell's.

According to Virginia Beach Police, the Emergency Communications and Citizen Services heard a gunshot fired at 3:16 a.m. on Saturday morning, a minute later, police located Mitchell suffering from a gunshot wound in the 2500 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"I found out early this morning. My mom told me and I was in shock that a friend of my friend's passed away. I was like dang Stratton is gone."

The shooting happened after the first night of College Beach Weekend.  Police say the shooting is not connected, but friends and his mom tell NewsChannel 3 Mitchell was at the Oceanfront to visit friends for Beach Weekend.

The annual event has had problems in the past.  In 2013, there were numerous reports of fights, robberies and even some shootings and stabbings.  Last year's event was much calmer.  Police have not released information yet about how many arrests were made this year and what the charges were for.

Police have not said how many times Mitchell was shot. They are still investigating the shooting, but anyone with information on the incident are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.