83-year-old retired Norfolk Police sergeant dead, 63-year-old woman seriously injured after double shooting in Ocean View; 2 arrested

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 13:57:54-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Two people have been arrested in connection with a double shooting inside a home in the 9200 block of Phillip Avenue Monday night.

The call came in around 8:20 p.m.

Police say one of the victims, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, police identified him as 83-year-old William I. Moore of Norfolk.

Authorities confirmed to News 3 Tuesday that Moore was a retired sergeant with the Norfolk Police Department. He served from 1965-1997.

Richard Seeloff was one of Moore's neighbors and friends for roughly 30 years.

"What's going on? Why would someone do this to Bill?" Seeloff said. "For somebody to be in the police department that long, it's kind of tragic how he ended up dying."

Seeloff created a memorial in Moore's yard, a sign with signatures from other neighbors in the community.

"A lot of people put memorials out there, maybe flowers and all of that kind of stuff. I thought, 'You know what - I'm just going to make a sign up,'" Seeloff said.

The sign reads, "Bill, you will be missed greatly by your friends and neighbors."

"It's mainly to let the family know that this neighborhood cares about him, and cares about them, and our prayers are with them," Seeloff said.

The other victim, a 63-year-old woman, was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday, she remains at the hospital in critical condition.

After an investigation, Andra Brown, 19, of Norfolk and Xavier E. Hudspeth, 19, also of Norfolk, have been charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm each.

Both Brown and Hudspeth are being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond. Hudspeth’s bond was denied on Wednesday, March 9. His next hearing is on May 5.

Stay with News 3 for updates.