Police probe deadly home invasion

Virginia Beach Police are investigation a deadly home invasion in the 800 block of Elizabeth Court Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Rami Yoakum/Southside Daily)
Virginia Beach Police are investigation a deadly home invasion in the 800 block of Elizabeth Court Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Rami Yoakum/Southside Daily)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A man is dead following what police say was a home invasion Wednesday morning.

As of 8 a.m., detectives are at the scene in the 800 block of Elizabeth Court collecting evidence and talking to neighbors.

Dispatchers received a call of a home invasion there at around 1:58 a.m. Officers found a man, who had been shot, outside a home.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further information about the incident, including the man’s identity, was not immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 888-LOCK-U-UP, or text “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637).

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) 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.