Suspect charged after teenage girl dies in Norfolk shooting

Posted at 4:11 AM, Jul 23, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. - A teenage girl died in an overnight shooting that occurred in the 400 block of West 28th Street.

The Norfolk Police Department arrested Deiontrae Bates, 20, and charged him with 2nd degree murder and use of a firearm.

Police were called to the scene around 11:15 p.m. The girl was then taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities do not know the victim's exact age at this time though neighbors are telling us she was a teenager and rising Junior in Norfolk Public Schools.

According to witnesses the female was near or inside a black SUV parked on the street when someone drove by and shot at the car. Neighbors told News 3 the woman ended up inside the vehicle and when police got to the scene they pulled her out and began CPR.

At the scene of the crime broken glass and black police gloves can still be seen, along with shell casings.

A home in the area was hit by bullets as well and the porch is damaged, but nobody else was hurt.

Friends and family have confirmed the victim's name is Dejana, but her friends call her Kiki.

Norfolk Public Schools released a statement Thursday afternoon saying:

"The Norfolk Public Schools family learned today that one of its rising 11th graders was tragically killed in a shooting on Sunday night.  The district finds itself again reeling from the loss of a young person whose light was extinguished far too soon.  We extend our deepest condolences to all who have been affected by this incident.  Counselors are available to students and staff to assist them with dealing with their grief.  We are confident that the Norfolk Police Department will work to ensure those responsible for this unspeakable act, will be brought to justice."