Suspect charged in Hampton homicide investigation

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 18:22:05-05

Christian Neal

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division has arrested 22-year-old Christian Neal of Hampton on January 21.

The incident happened in the 5100 Block of Goldsboro Drive, which is in the area of the Cambridge Apartments.

A call in reference to a stabbing originally came in around 4 p.m. The call was upgraded to a shooting while officers were en route to the scene.

Upon arrival, officers met with Neal, who was suffering from a stab wound, and a woman, 23-year-old Amber Greenidge of Hampton, who had been shot.

Neal was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. Members of the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue pronounced Greenidge dead on-scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, both victims lived together. They became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

At some point during the altercation, Neal was stabbed and then Greenidge was shot.

The exact motive and circumstance surrounding this incident are still unknown. Family and friends set up a Gofundme page for help with funeral costs.

Neal was denied bond in Hampton Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court February 8. His next court appearance will be May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Police are also investigating a homicide shooting that happened in the area of Fox Hill Road and Nickerson Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say the shootings are unrelated.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who has information that will help police is asked to call the Hampton Police Division at (757) 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously via text message by texting “HamptonPDTIPS plus your tip” to 2744637 (CRIMES).

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