Norfolk man arrested, charged with second-degree murder in connection with fatal 2019 shooting

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 09:46:33-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk man was arrested in connection with a 2019 shooting that left one-person dead on West Balview Avenue.

According to police, on May 21, 2019, around 11:15 p.m., 51-year-old Brian P. Austin was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 200 block of W. Balview Avenue. Austin was pronounced deceased on-scene.

As a result of the investigation, Tyron A. Whitaker, 18, was indicted by a grand jury and arrested for second-degree murder and use of a firearm.

Detectives have not released the motive or circumstances surrounding this homicide.

Whitaker is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

Anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.