Man charged in fatal Va. Beach shooting appears in court

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman in Virginia Beach appeared in court Friday afternoon for an arraignment.

Courtney Ian Moreno was arrested in Henrico County last week on charges of murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said Moreno was charged after officers found Sophia Hoggard shot inside of a vehicle at the intersection of Golden Oak Court and S. Lynnhaven Road. Hoggard died at the scene.

Moreno was transferred to Virginia Beach from Henrico County on Friday.

A Virginia Beach judge on Friday appointed a public defendor for Moreno and set a preliminary hearing for July 26.

Tamara Scott will have more coverage tonight on WAVY News 10 at 5.

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