Newport News police complete criminal investigation into shooting death of Kwanza Beaty

Posted at 9:45 PM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 19:34:50-04

Newport News, Va. -UPDATE: Police now say they have completed their investigation and this case has been turned over to the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for review.

They are also continuing their internal administrative investigation. 

Kwanza Beaty's father is fed up.

“They are holding the ball until the last minute,” says Beaty’s father, Clyde Dargan.

He is demanding all of the facts about what happened the morning his 23-year-old son was shot and killed by police.

“At the end of the day, I want justice, and if I have to call them out I`m going to call them out,” says Dargan.

The family feels the facts will show their son was killed by excessive force.

But three officers say on the morning of July 4th, Beaty pulled out a sawed off shot gun on them. They say the gun was reported stolen from Hampton.

But investigators didn't find Beaty`s fingerprints or DNA on the gun.

The family says the medical examiner told them Beaty was shot in the back of the head.

“You want us to come in blind like we are ignorant so you can tell us anything so we can believe anything. That`s not going to happen. Why can`t y’all face me man to man and explain to me in black and white everything that you said my son had.”

The family is taking action to hold the Newport News police chief accountable.

At a news conference less than two weeks after the shooting, the chief said his department should have their report on the investigation ready by the end of August.

“At the end of the day, your time is up,” says Dargan.

So on Thursday, the family marched up to Commonwealth's Attorney Howard Gwynn's office to get those answers.

“You know I'm going to stay on this and I'm going to keep going until I get heard,” says Dargan.