Homicide of 19-year-old man under investigation in Virginia Beach

Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 23:22:32-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach Police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was found shot to death in a vehicle at the Cypress Point Shopping Center in the 900 block of Diamond Springs Road on Thursday morning.

Virginia Beach Police say they were called to the scene around 7:15 a.m. regarding a cardiac arrest.

Justin Dean

Police arrived at the scene and found 19-year-old Justin Cregger Dean had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and died.

Friends and family gathered for a vigil on Friday night. "Justin was just really fun, crazy, happy, made anybody smile," said Evalyn Gillespie, his friend. "He went away in a brutal way. Nobody needs to die that young."

Investigators have determined his death to be a homicide and are continuing to actively work on the case. There are no suspects at this time.

Family and friends held a vigil for him on Friday night.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide that may assist police are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.