Suspect charged with murder in shooting of Hampton man in convenience store parking lot


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Detectives in Hampton have made an arrest in their second homicide of the year.

Van Julian Overby III, 35, of the 400 block of Colonial Avenue, was arrested Thursday without incident in connection to the fatal shooting around 9 a.m. Wednesday at a convenience store on Shell Road. 

He’s been charged with one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of use of a firearm in the comission of a felony.

Police say Overby shot and killed 28-year-old Isaac Allen Chappell.

Officers found Chappell lying in the parking lot of the Roy’s Quick Service II.

“The victim was suffering from at least one gunshot wound,” said Sgt. Matt Bond with Hampton Police.

Shortly after rendering aid to Chappell, first responders pronounced him dead.

10 On Your Side went inside the convenience store and spoke to an employee, who says a customer came in saying there was an argument going on outside.

The area of Shell Road and Hampton Roads Avenue was closed as Hampton police investigated a homicide on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo courtesy: Hampton Police Division)

Then they heard a loud pop.

“I know the detectives are reaching out to individuals who have been in the area” Bond said. 

Police say Overby and Chappell were speaking when the conversation escalated and Overby pulled out a gun and shot Chappell. 

Neighbor Charlene Green says she lives right across from where the shooting happened.

“I got a phone call and I was like, ‘wow’, and when I saw the police lights when I came back around on Shell Road,” said Green. 

The employee says they do have surveillance video that captured the shooting, but at this time are not releasing it.

Three nearby schools were placed on a modified lockdown as police investigated the scene on Wednesday: Armstrong Elementary School, Hunter B. Andrews Pk-8 and AWE Bassette Elementary School.

Police are asking anyone who heard or saw the shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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