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Newport News Police Department
Friday August 6th, 2010 :: 07:25 p.m. EDT

Advisory

UPDATE: Homicide

Update 8/6/10: A little after 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 6, 2010, the North Precinct, High Impact Patrol Unit arrested Wayne Bernard Batchelor, 20, during a felony vehicle stop on Crutchfield Drive and Jenness Lane in Newport News. Batchelor is charged with one count each of murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and distribution of marijuana. He is currently being interviewed at police headquarters.



Three other individuals have also been charged in relationship to this homicide.



Shawn Okeefe Dickerson, 20, was in the Newport News City Jail on unrelated charges when Homicide Detectives charged him with one count each of murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and distribution of marijuana.



Samuel W. Franklin, IV, 19, of the 100 block of Hertzler Road in Newport News was arrested on June 29, 2010, and charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.



Clavon Mathis, 24, with the last known address in the 400 block of Cox Landing in Newport News was arrested on July 2, 2010, and charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and distribution of marijuana.



The investigation revealed that the homicide was a result of a failed drug transaction.





HOMICIDE # 9



At about 3:05 P.M. today, 5/27/10, police received a call from the Mary Immaculate Hospital emergency room of a shooting victim left at the emergency room entrance and the two male occupants of the vehicle delivering the victim, leaving. The victim, 19-year-old David Walker III of the 500 block of Haystack Landing Road in Newport News, died of a fatal gunshot wound at approximately 3:41 P.M.



Detectives are working this shooting death as a homicide. No suspect information is currently available. The occupants of the black sedan delivering David Walker to the ER are also unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

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