Wednesday, February 1, 2023

It was a deadly Sunday in Hampton

Officers on scene in the area of Nickerson Boulevard and Fox Hill Road Sunday. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police)
Officers on scene in the area of Nickerson Boulevard and Fox Hill Road Sunday. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Hampton Police)

UPDATE: Police have identified the suspect in the three-vehicle crash that turned into a homicide investigation as Samuel Anthony Ashe, 42, of North Carolina. Authorities said Ashe is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for second degree murder, use of firearm in commission of a felony, shooting in a occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


HAMPTON – Police here are asking the public for help in solving two separate and unrelated deadly shootings that happened just minutes apart Sunday.

At 3:29 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Nickerson Boulevard and Fox Hill Road.

There, officers found a woman inside one of the vehicles “suffering from a gunshot wound,” police said in a news release.

An additional occupant of that same vehicle fled the scene before police got there.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Information on her identity was not immediately released.

Then at 4:09 p.m., officers were sent to investigate a “stabbing complaint” in the 5100 block of Goldsboro Drive.

As officers were on their way, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

At the scene, officers found a man “who was suffering from a stab wound and an adult female who was suffering from a gunshot wound.”

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man and the woman lived together. The pair “became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.”

At some point during the altercation, the man was stabbed and the woman was shot, police said.

Further information about the incident was not made immediately available.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about either of the two incidents to call the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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