Category Archives: Virginia

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Dennie Black (Virginia Beach, VA)

Dennie Black

UPDATE 12/23: Police identified the suspect as 45-year-old Dennie Black and the victim as 45-year-old Tammy Black of the 3500 block of Shore Drive.

Dennie Black has been an instructor at the Navy’s regional training academy for law enforcement since July 2011, Navy officials told 13News Now.

VIRGINIABEACH — A husband and wife died Sunday afternoon after they got into a fight at The Chesapeake House on Shore Drive, near the Lesner Bridge.

Police said they got a call about a firearms violation at about 3:30 p.m. When they got to the apartments, they cleared the complex and found a woman dead inside an apartment. Later, they found her husband’s body outside of the building.

Officers said that the situation grew from a domestic altercation between the couple.

On Sunday, Dennie Black had a different message. At 12:30, he posted on Facebook that the truth about his marriage was about to come out. “Tammy, I hope you’re happy!” he wrote.

Three hours later, both were dead. Dennie Black, 45, is believed to have shot his wife at the condo they had shared off Shore Drive. Then he shot himself and fell off the sixth-floor balcony, according to police reports and the medical examiner’s office.

Friends and family, who say the shooting came after months of turmoil, are questioning events leading to the deaths. On Sunday, friends say, police took Tammy Black, 43, to a magistrate so she could seek an emergency protective order against her husband.

Michelle Bryant, Tammy Black’s sister, said her sister called on Sunday, telling her she was on her way to the magistrate and admitting that she was scared to go. Black called back a little while later to say her request had been denied.

In October, Tammy Black decided she wanted to end the marriage, Bryant said, and they started the divorce process. Dennie Black had moved out of their condo at the Chesapeake House.

Cindy Banwarth, Tammy Black’s friend, said Tammy Black told her that her husband was abusive and had threatened to kill her and himself. Banwarth said Tammy Black didn’t want to report him to police because of fear of what it would do to his career.

http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/2014/09/10/14842140/

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/12/couple-identified-suspected-va-beach-murdersuicide

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/12/woman-sought-order-husband-shootings

http://wtkr.com/2013/12/22/police-on-scene-of-shooting-on-shore-drive-in-virginia-beach/

http://www.wset.com/story/24323614/amherst-woman-speaks-out-about-her-sisters-murder

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/02/could-anything-have-saved-tammy-and-dennie-black

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Tammy-Black&lc=4895&pid=168748336&mid=5789892

http://whitten-monelison.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Tammy-Ragland-Black-101518367

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dennie-Black&lc=4895&pid=168751100&mid=5790478

http://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/black-dennie/article_c1315114-d921-5981-a619-067b7735b24d.html

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Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Man (Botetourt, VA)

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Sheriff’s office investigators have identified the two people found shot in Botetourt County Friday morning.

Deputies say Linda Renee Craft dead in the back yard of the home near Eagle Rock. They believe she died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Jerry Michael Paitsel was found in his bedroom. He had been shot in the head and was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Linda Renee Craft was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 62-year-old Jerry Paitsel was found in his bedroom with a possible gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There’s no word on his condition.

The Sheriff’s Office says the two lived together at the home on Lakeside Place in Eagle Rock.

Deputies have previously said they are not searching for any suspects in the shooting.

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A woman was found dead and a man was airlifted to the hospital after an incident in Botetourt County Friday morning.

Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a neighbor about a woman’s body lying in a yard on Lakeside Place in Eagle Rock at 6:40 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they found the 55-year-old woman’s body. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies then went inside, where they found a 62-year-old man with a head wound in a bedroom of the home.

The man was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/woman-dead-found-dead-in-yard-of-botetourt-county-home-man-airlifted-to-hospital/23581138

http://www.wset.com/story/24273601/woman-found-dead-outside-botetourt-co-home

http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/botetourt_county/victim-of-botetourt-co-shooting-still-in-hospital/article_5990ecd8-6cb3-11e3-b239-0019bb30f31a.html

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Dead – Linda Renee Craft (Botetourt, VA)

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Sheriff’s office investigators have identified the two people found shot in Botetourt County Friday morning.

Deputies say Linda Renee Craft dead in the back yard of the home near Eagle Rock. They believe she died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Jerry Michael Paitsel was found in his bedroom. He had been shot in the head and was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Linda Renee Craft was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 62-year-old Jerry Paitsel was found in his bedroom with a possible gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There’s no word on his condition.

The Sheriff’s Office says the two lived together at the home on Lakeside Place in Eagle Rock.

Deputies have previously said they are not searching for any suspects in the shooting.

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A woman was found dead and a man was airlifted to the hospital after an incident in Botetourt County Friday morning.

Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a neighbor about a woman’s body lying in a yard on Lakeside Place in Eagle Rock at 6:40 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they found the 55-year-old woman’s body. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies then went inside, where they found a 62-year-old man with a head wound in a bedroom of the home.

The man was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/woman-dead-found-dead-in-yard-of-botetourt-county-home-man-airlifted-to-hospital/23581138

http://www.wset.com/story/24273601/woman-found-dead-outside-botetourt-co-home

http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/botetourt_county/victim-of-botetourt-co-shooting-still-in-hospital/article_5990ecd8-6cb3-11e3-b239-0019bb30f31a.html

Killed – Tremayne R. Thompson (Richmond, VA)

Tremayne R. Thompson

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Police arrested a 20-year-old Richmond man in connection to a deadly weekend shooting. Malcolm L. Bailey, of the 2000 block of Second Avenue, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

“Tremayne R. Thompson, 23, of the 2200 block of Maplewood Avenue, was found shot and unresponsive in a side yard of a house in the 2000 block of Second Avenue,” Richmond Police wrote in a media advisory. “Thompson was transported to VCU Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.”

The shooting happened about 12:48 a.m. Saturday.

http://wtvr.com/2013/12/16/malcolm-bailey-murder-arrest/

http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/man-shot-to-death-in-richmond/article_2b7514d6-64cb-11e3-89fe-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.nbc12.com/story/24233230/police-arrest-man-for-murder-near-byrd-park

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1G3-iOqGbCH-YZk-uuEoCZyIgXHBU4ZIIYoXTlAs#rows:id=1

http://www.richmondgov.com/police/2013OpenHomicides.aspx

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_9040f846-3de5-5fec-b89f-a64f8b90168d.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Richmond, VA)

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Richmond police have identified a man who was fatally shot late Wednesday night in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Kevin L. Dickerson Jr., 20, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was fatally wounded and another man was injured by gunfire in the incident about 9:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Third Avenue, authorities said.

Both Dickerson and the other man were taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Dickerson died at the hospital.

Authorities described the incident as a “death investigation” and said it was not being looked at as a homicide. They declined to elaborate.

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/police-id-man-fatally-shot-in-highland-park/article_11b34596-6317-11e3-a181-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/article_11b34596-6317-11e3-a181-0019bb30f31a.html

http://wric.com/2013/12/12/richmond-double-shooting-leaves-1-dead/

http://www.richmond.daily-monitor.com/police-conduct-death-investigation-in-incident-on-third-avenue/11677

http://www.jenkinsjr.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11308/id/2355100

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_24023637-ded8-54ed-9cce-ee95ce8e65c6.html

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_fcf5aebd-29af-55ac-a2e3-a8b985197d04.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Kevin L. Dickerson Jr. (Richmond, VA)

Kevin L. Dickerson Jr.

Richmond police have identified a man who was fatally shot late Wednesday night in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Kevin L. Dickerson Jr., 20, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was fatally wounded and another man was injured by gunfire in the incident about 9:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Third Avenue, authorities said.

Both Dickerson and the other man were taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Dickerson died at the hospital.

Authorities described the incident as a “death investigation” and said it was not being looked at as a homicide. They declined to elaborate.

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/police-id-man-fatally-shot-in-highland-park/article_11b34596-6317-11e3-a181-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/article_11b34596-6317-11e3-a181-0019bb30f31a.html

http://wric.com/2013/12/12/richmond-double-shooting-leaves-1-dead/

http://www.richmond.daily-monitor.com/police-conduct-death-investigation-in-incident-on-third-avenue/11677

http://www.jenkinsjr.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11308/id/2355100

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_24023637-ded8-54ed-9cce-ee95ce8e65c6.html

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_fcf5aebd-29af-55ac-a2e3-a8b985197d04.html

Killed – Ja’mek Renal Herbert (Newport News, VA)

Ja'mek Renal Herbert

Newport News, Virginia – Police say 20-year-old Jamek Renal Herbert of Newport News was shot to death while walking with another man in the 700 block of 33rd Street.

Several 911 calls were made around 10:42pm about gunshots heard in the area. Police say the call was upgraded to a shooting as officers were en route.

Police arrived to find Herbert lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

As Herbert and the man were walking, they heard gunshots and Herbert was shot.

NEWPORT NEWS – A Newport News man was shot and killed while walking down 33rd St. Tuesday night.

http://wtkr.com/2013/12/11/police-id-man-killed-in-newport-news-shooting/

http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/mycity/newport-news/2014/09/10/14840788/

http://www.dailypress.com/news/crime/dp-2013-homicides-hampton-roads-20130606-story.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bucyrustelegraphforum/obituary.aspx?n=jamek-r-herbert&pid=168590496&