Bad Girls Club Star Deshayla Harris Identified as Victim of Virginia Beach Shooting

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Bad Girls Club Star Deshayla Harris Identified as Victim of Virginia Beach Shooting


Harris, 28, had been identified by Virginia Beach police as one of two people killed in one of three separate shootings. Harris was a bystander at the scene of a shooting in the 300 block of 19th Street, police said.

Another ‘Bad Girls Club’ Season 17 member Key Hamilton reacted to Harris’ death on Instagram, writing, “Thank you for always pushing and supporting me no matter where we are in our friendship. ”

Ten people were shot and wounded – two of whom died – in three separate shootings on Friday in Virginia Beach, police said. Donovon Lynch, 25, was killed by a Virginia Beach cop in the 300 block of 20th Street – one block from where Harris died in another shootout.

At least four people remained hospitalized at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital on Sunday following the shooting, a spokesperson for Sentara Health Plans told CNN. It was possible that two of these patients would be released later in the afternoon.

The first shooting – unrelated to the two that claimed Lynch and Harris’ lives – appears to have stemmed from a brawl between a group of people on Atlantic Avenue, police said on Saturday.
Virginia Beach Police Officer Paul Neudigate said an argument turned into a physical fight before it erupted under gunfire. Police said “many people” were injured.

Three men, identified as Ahmon Adams, 22, Devon Dorsey Jr., 20, and Nyquez Baker, 18, were arrested in connection with the shooting. Each faces a range of charges, police said, including seven counts of criminal assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime and reckless handling of a firearm.

CNN has not been able to determine whether they are represented by attorneys who would comment on their behalf. CNN has contacted the police, the sheriff’s office and the prosecutor’s office for more information.

Neudigate shared photos on Twitter on Sunday which showed police were executing search warrants in connection with the incident, thanking the ATF, Virginia State Police and the Norfolk Police Department for their assistance.

The officer who shot the man did not have a body camera

Police said officers were responding to the first incident when they heard more gunshots nearby and found Harris shot dead. She died at the scene, police said.

Meanwhile, a nearby Virginia Beach police officer “encountered an armed citizen who resulted in a police shootout.” A man, later identified as Lynch, died at the scene, police said.

“A father’s dream son!” Smart, good looking, a scholar, an athlete, an entrepreneur and loved by everyone he came in contact with, ”Lynch’s father Wayne Lynch said in a statement to local news station WAVY. “Rest in peace Don!” ”

An attorney for Lynch’s family told CNN the family was “in mourning” and described Lynch as a “standing guy.”

The family were not giving interviews, the lawyer said, although they may speak to the media in the coming days. But for now, “because of the shock, they just need to breathe out,” the lawyer said.

The attorney told CNN that police contacted the family, but he would not qualify the communication in any way.

The officer who shot Lynch had not turned on his body camera, Police Chief Neudigate told a press conference on Saturday night. Police did not identify the officer.

“I don’t have the answers that the community is looking for at the moment regarding this death,” Neudigate said. At the time, he said the officer had yet to be interviewed by investigators.

The chief rebuffed reports that Lynch was unarmed, saying a gun had been “recovered near where this incident took place.”

CNN’s Brian Todd, Chris Boyette, Andy Rose, and Alaa Elassar contributed to this report.



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