Police: Man dead after shooting on Highland Ave. in Hampton; Newport News man charged with murder


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man died after a shooting in Hampton late Saturday morning and another man was taken into custody and charged with murder.

Police say the call for the shooting came in around 11:50 a.m. in the 400 block of Highland Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a 34-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival. He was identified as 34-year-old Vondre Hobley, of Hampton.

After a preliminary investigation, police say a verbal altercation turned violent and resulted in shots fired. All people involved in the incident remained at the scene, police said.

Police announced on Sept. 6 that 22-year-old Christian Hill, of Newport News, was taken into custody on Sept. 4 and later charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Christian L. Hill

Police haven’t shared additional details but said Hill was taken to Hampton City Jail.

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at www.p3Tips.com.

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