Man charged with involuntary manslaughter after woman fatally shot inside Virginia Beach home

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 10:18:42-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Police Department charged a 33-year-old man with involuntary manslaughter after a woman was shot and killed inside a home on Crane Crescent.

According to police, dispatch received a call for the shooting at 5:33 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the scene, located in the 1300 block of Crane Crescent, they found the victim, 40-year-old Kristina Hager, dead at the scene.

Police detained 33-year-old Shawn Michael Sheppard, a resident of the home, for questioning, and learned that Sheppard was allegedly mishandling a firearm when it discharged, fatally wounding Hager.

Sheppard was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is currently being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.

The case remains under investigation.