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W&M football player went to Norfolk for a ‘drug transaction’ when he was shot to death, court documents say

Nate Evans (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary)
Nate Evans (WYDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary)

The William & Mary football player who was shot death in Norfolk March 21 went there for a drug transaction, according to court documents filed in the case.

At approximately 11:46 p.m. March 21 Norfolk Police and the fire crews were dispatched to the 800 block of 43rd in response to a gunshot disturbance, police said. Nate A. Evans, 19 was found on the sidewalk and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Kri’Shawn D. Beamon, 20 of Chesapeake, was arrested Monday in connection with the case. He is charged with second-degree murder, robbery, and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, police said.

According to court papers police found information “from a cellular telephone belonging to Evans indicated that Evans went to the location to conduct a drug transaction with a male later identified as Kri’Shawn Del’Vante Beamon…”

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During the investigation of the shooting, another man, Jerry Collins Spady, 22 of Portsmouth, was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 22, the day after Evans was shot, authorities said.

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Evans was a running back on the W&M’s Tribe Football team and the college had a memorial service for him following his death.

Kri’Shawn D. Beamon (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)
Kri’Shawn D. Beamon (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)
“There is a drug testing program in place,” Pete Clawson, spokesman for W&M Athletics adding the drug tests are multiple times a year and are administered randomly.
When asked if Clawson was aware of Evans being potentially connected to drugs or drug use, Clawson said: “No, not me. I was not at all aware of it.”
Clawson later sent WYDaily a link to W&M Student Handbook and directed WYDaily to the athletics drug testing section.
Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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