Virginia Beach PD confirmed Deshayla’s identity on Saturday as one of two deaths resulting from three separate Friday night shootings … which appear to be unrelated, but which occurred shortly thereafter. The other victim is 25 years old Donovan Lynch.
Cops say Deshayla was a bystander for the second shootout, in which a stray crossfire bullet hit her. Police don’t believe it was a mass shooting – it was just gunfire from warring parties near the city’s waterfront area, where all the stations are located seaside resorts.
Deshayla is said to have died at the scene. More than eight other people were injured in the shooting – and police say they have three people in custody in connection with at least one of them. Ahmon Adams, Nyquez Baker and Devon Dorsey Jr. were arrested and charged with several counts, including assault, use and reckless handling of a firearm, among others. VBPD says none of these guys were involved in the shooting that killed Deshayla… it is not known if any suspects have been apprehended for this at this time.
Deshayla is known for her appearance in Season 17 of “BGC” … which has been dubbed “East Meets West”. They hit her on the show as the Firecracker Fashionista. Deshayla has been portrayed as fiery and proud East Coaster. She was also a brawler – getting into a memorable fight with another cast member, Francesca, after spitting in his face.
Despite the bad blood on the show, it appears some of her fellow costars sent their condolences over the word that she was killed, including Key Marie who posted a tribute to Deshayla on Instagram.
It written, “No matter how much I refused to talk to you… you never took no for an answer, you came to my show just to prove that fixing our friendship meant something to you 😫😔 I literally left this tv stand between us to make a connection outside of tv 😔🥲🥲🥲 you didn’t deserve that man this shit doesn’t feel real… i’m sick affffff tranquille keep quiet Babygirl »
Deshayla’s latest IG Friday post appears to show her in downtown Norfolk, Va. – which is a short walk from where she was ultimately shot.