Timeline of the shooting death of William Chapman

Posted at 5:17 PM, May 04, 2015

Portsmouth, Va. - A Portsmouth Police officer shot and killed 18-year-old William Chapman during an incident that occurred around 7:35 a.m. on April 22nd in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 1098 Frederick Blvd. in Portsmouth. It was the second police-involved shooting within a month.

April 22nd

William Chapman shot and killed by Portsmouth Police in Walmart parking lot.

April 23nd

Candy Chapman speaks out about her son's death.

April 29

Officer Stephen Rankin confirmed through sources as the officer who shot William Chapman and signs are hung up calling for him to be charged with murder.

April 30th

Portsmouth Police Chief Ed Hargis addresses the media with little new information.

May 2nd

Friends and family lay William Chapman to rest.

May 4th

NewsChannel 3 reached out to the Mayor of Portsmouth and the Commonwealth Attorney with questions about this case. Neither office returned our call or email.