Jury convicts man in deadly shooting at Va. Beach club

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A jury convicted a man charged in a deadly shooting at Club Embassy in Virginia Beach — recommending a 55-year sentence.

Prosecutors said 39-year-old Tobias Kinte Loftin and the victim, Demetrius Darnell McCloud, were on the club’s dance floor in August 2016 when the shooting happened.

The two were said to have exchanged words, before McCloud turned around and Loftin shot him in the head. McCloud died at the scene.

Within 12 hours of police investigating the shooting, anonymous callers reported someone with a street name of “Boss Hog” as a possible suspect.

Prosecutors said Loftin was identified as the person known as “Boss Hog”, due to previous cases. 

Police later accessed security camera footage from the club, which showed Loftin shooting and killing McCloud, before fleeing the scene. Loftin was arrested a month later at an apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jurors found Loftin guilty of first-degree murder, use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was previously convicted on charge of attempted robbery, malicious wounding and use of a firearm.

Loftin is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3, 2018.

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