33-year-old man charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatal shooting on Crane Crescent in VB

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police say a 33-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter among other charges after a fatal shooting Friday night.

Police initially said they responded to the 1300 block of Crane Crescent in Virginia Beach for a “death … involving a firearm.”

Dispatchers said the call came in reporting the incident around 5:35 p.m.

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Police said one person was detained for questioning as of 6:30 p.m. They were not seeking any other suspects at that time.

EMS officials arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim, later identified as 40-year-old Kristina Hager, deceased.

After further investigation, police arrested 33-year-old Shawn Michael Sheppard and charged him with involuntary manslaughter, discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Sheppard is currently being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.

33-year-old Shawn Michael Sheppard (Photo Courtesy – VB City Jail)

Initial investigations revealed that Sheppard was “mishandling a firearm” when it discharged and struck the victim, killing her.

Neighbors 10 On Your Side spoke with said they never heard any gunshots but expressed that the whole incident was “unnerving.”

They said the couple and children who live in the home don’t interact much with other neighbors.

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