Portsmouth murder victim led police to her killer moments before death

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 17:44:00-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – News 3 has learned new information about the shooting death of Keytondra Wilson.

The 22-year-old helped lead police to her alleged killer moments before her death, according to court documents.

They state that on February 13, Wilson called police dispatch to report that she was being followed by her ex-boyfriend, 35-year-old Jarvis L. Deloatch.

She told the dispatcher he brandished a gun at her.  Records indicate she stayed on the phone with police dispatch until the moments of her death.

Keytondra Wilson

She told authorities he was following her in his red Jetta throughout the city of Portsmouth, then blocked her in at Portsmouth Blvd. and Des Moines Ave.

She told the dispatcher that he was getting out of his car with a gun and approaching her car.

Then the dispatcher heard several shots and and Wilson was no longer on the line.

Two days later, Deloatch was arrested in Rocky Mount, NC.

News 3 spoke with Wilson's family in Suffolk. Her grandfather said the two lived together since Wilson was four months old.

"It's just like somebody just snatched my heart out," said George Cross, Wilson's grandfather.

Cross said they last time he saw his granddaughter was February 12, the day before the shooting.

"Every time she would leave me she'd say, 'I love you.' I'd tell her I loved her back," said Cross, "The only thing I told her was when you go out to be careful."

Wilson was found shot in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 3 p.m.

Her family said she will be missed.

Deloatch was extradited from Nashville, North Carolina, back to Portsmouth last month.

Deloatch has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He is expected in court for a preliminary hearing on April 13.


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