VA Beach Mass Shooting Suspect Identified, Victims Names Released

The Virginia Beach mass shooting suspect has been identified as 40 year-old DeWayne Craddock. There were reports that he was killed in a shootout with the police, although the VBPD tweeted earlier that he had been taken into custody.

There were also conflicting reports regarding the shooters employment status with the City of Virginia Beach’s Public Utilities Department. Some reports have him listed as a current employee; while other reports indicate that he was recently terminated.

The VBPD press conference that was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today was moved to 8 a.m. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

The twelve victims of the shooting are identified in the link below: https://www.vbgov.com/news/Documents/Employees%2053119%20final.pptx