Monday, December 11, 2023

Man shot to death in Virginia Beach was from Newport News

Virginia Beach Police have identified the man shot to death over the weekend as Deangelo Errol Thomas of Newport News.

He was 24 years old.

Dispatchers fielded several calls around 2:26 a.m. Aug. 5 about gunshots in the 300 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard.

There, police found Thomas “suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso,” authorities said.

Virginia Beach Police said the shooting appears “to have resulted from a dispute between several individuals.”

Thomas was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The case remains under investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers 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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