Arrest made in early morning Hampton homicide

Posted at 5:47 AM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 20:17:16-04

Hampton, Virginia - An arrest has been made in connection to a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning on Williams Street.

Officers responded to a call of gunshots heard in that area around 1:00 a.m. and found a  47-year-old man deceased at the scene after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

David Wayne Nero

The man's identity is being withheld until his family can be properly notified.

The incident occurred in front of a home occupied by a woman. The woman tells NewsChannel 3 she went to leave her house around 1:00 a.m. and noticed two people standing outside. She says one of the men pointed a gun at her, which prompted her to go back inside her house and barricade the door.

Police have announced that 32-year-old David Wayne Nero has been arrested in connection to the homicide.

Police say their investigation has revealed that Nero approached the victim, displayed a gun and attempted to rob him.

During the robbery attempt, Nero shot the victim and then fled on foot. Police say the Nero knew the victim and that the incident looks to be drug-related.

Nero has been charged with one count of murder, one count of attempt robbery, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Anyone with any more information that will assist police is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Additional updates will be posted as they become available.