Monday, December 4, 2023

Chesapeake man arrested in connection with the shooting death of William & Mary football player

Kri’Shawn D. Beamon was arrested by Norfolk Police and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a William & Mary football player (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)
Kri’Shawn D. Beamon (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)

A Chesapeake man has been arrested on charges stemming from a shooting on West 43rd Street in Norfolk that killed a William & Mary football player last week.

Kri’Shawn D. Beamon, 20, of the 3500 block of Coleshill Lane in Chesapeake, is charged with second-degree murder, robbery, and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Beamon was arrested Monday afternoon at his home without incident, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting in the 800 block of West 43rd Street around 11:50 p.m. on March 21. When police arrived, they found Nathan A. Evans, 19, of Williamsburg outside on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Evans was a running back for the Tribe football team.

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Police said they are investigating this as an isolated incident — detectives have not released the motive or circumstance surrounding this shooting.

Beamon is being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

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Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Norfolk Crime Line at Line 888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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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