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Newport News Police Department
Tuesday December 15th, 2009 :: 12:01 p.m. EST



At approximately 4:04 A.M. today (12/15/09) police responded to the 100 block of Spur Dr. in Warwick Mobile Home Park, to a call of shots fired. Police found 23 year old Lafayette Bailey Jr. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Bailey died at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates two unknown men in dark clothing, hooded jackets and some type of mask covering their faces, broke into the home via the front door and demanded drugs from the homeowner. Mr. Bailey was shot during the demands, the home was ransacked and the two men fled in an unknown direction. Also in the home were Mr. Bailey’s fiancé, and their children, a one year old girl and four year old boy. No one else was injured. Police found drugs present in the home. There is no other suspect information at this point in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a case reward for information leading to an arrest. Information may also be sent by text message to

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

Harold O. Eley

100 Spur Dr
Newport News, VA 23606

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