Hampton man shot before crashing his car in Ocean View

Posted at 10:58 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 10:58:04-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A Hampton man was found dead Tuesday night following a car crash in the Ocean View section of Norfolk.

According to police, a call came in for a crash in the 200 block of W. Balview Avenue around 8:15 p.m. When first responders arrived, they found 51-year-old Brian P. Austin inside the vehicle, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Investigation showed that Austin was sitting in his car on Balview Avenue when he was struck by gunfire. He attempted to drive from the area before hitting a parked car.

Austin died at the scene.

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