Virginia Beach man accused of killing parents

Christopher Shawn Brady (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Shawn Brady (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Police here are piecing together what led to a double homicide involving an elderly couple.

Meanwhile, the couple’s son, Christopher Shawn Brady, 44, was taken into custody Monday charged with two counts of murder and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail without bond.

Police have identified the man’s parents as Roy and Sheila Brady, both 73.

No other details about the incident were released pending an investigation.

Authorities said detectives received information around 1 p.m. Monday “that led them to initiate a welfare check at a residence in the 400 block of Kellam​ Road.”

There, they found Ron and Sheila Brady dead.

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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.