VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Police officers are investigating a deadly assault that happened Sunday morning.
Around 4:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a cardiac arrest call in the 5600 block of Lone Holly Lane.
When officers arrived they found an unconscious man who was severely assaulted in a vehicle. Police said the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated, but died because of his injuries.
Family members have identified the victim as 32-year-old Brandon Turner.
Preliminary investigations show that Turner and a female were sitting in a vehicle on Lone Holly Lane when a man approached the vehicle and began assaulting Turner.
Turner’s sister, Isis , says her brother came to her house Saturday evening before going out on a first date with a woman he knew.
Turner’s family tells News 3 that when they got back to the woman’s apartment after the date, her ex saw them together and eventually beat Turner to death.
Police say this was not a random assault, and a suspect has been identified. The suspect’s identity is being withheld at this time for investigative purposes. Police said it is unknown at this time as to why the assault took place.
Family members say Turner was a loving and dedicated father to three boys ages 13, 11 and 3.
If you have any information that can help police call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.