Man arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Authorities have arrested the suspect in connection to a deadly shooting in Virginia Beach early Saturday morning.

Authorities have arrested 28-year-old Ditron Laquay Thigpen of Virginia Beach in connection to the murder of 40-year-old Sherman Lydell Lane.

The shooting happened at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning in the 1000 block of Atlantis Drive.

When officers got to the scene, they found the victim with a gunshot wound. EMS crews provided first aid to the victim, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Thigpen was arrested and charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lane’s family did not want to go on camera. They did say off camera that Sherman was a family man and that they are deeply saddened by his death. They are making funeral arrangements for later this week.

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