Hampton police release name of one victim in deadly double stabbing


Note: Police originally released a different name for the victim, but later clarified his name was Luke. Police have yet to release the name of the other victim because next of kin hasn’t been notified.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police released the name of one of the two victims killed in a double stabbing over the weekend.

It happened in a neighborhood off of Shell Road just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Medics took a 19-year-old to the hospital, where he later died. Police identified him Tuesday as Luke Conrad.

A 66-year-old man died at the scene. Police are still trying to reach his next of kin before releasing his name.

“I was just hoping and praying that everything would be alright, but the way he looked, I didn’t think he was going to be,” said Chris Whitmer, who witnessed the aftermath of the stabbing. “It took him like an hour or so before they got him up and put him on a stretcher. I didn’t see him moving at all, but I saw them doing CPR on him a few times.”

Police confirm a sword was used in the stabbing.

Neighbors say the two victims lived next door to each other and did not get along.

“I turned around and I saw a cop car,” said neighbor Wendy Hayslett. “Something told me to run over here. I immediately run and I’m sorry for cussing, but I’m screaming ‘No effing way, what just happened?’ and my friend is laying there with a samurai sword stuck in him.”

Hayslett says the men were often at odds with one another. She tried to help them settle their differences.

“We do care in here about our neighbors,” said Hayslett.

She is upset by the loss.

“We could talk all we want, it ain’t going to bring him back,” Hayslett said.

Police say they are not looking for any suspects.

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