Man charged in the 2010 murder of Officer Victor Decker

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After a two-year investigation, Virginia Beach police have charged a suspect in the 2010 murder of Officer Victor Decker.

Police say they interviewed over 200 sources of information during their investigation.

Investigators have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Raymond Lewis Perry formerly of the 6400 block of S. Stoney Point in Norfolk.

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He has now been charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of use of a firearm.

He is already serving an 88-year sentence in a federal facility in South Carolina in reference to a series of robberies in Virginia Beach and other areas in 2010.

Perry is now awaiting extradition back to Virginia Beach.

Police continue to investigate this case.

Statement by Chief Goldsmith following today’s arrest in the Victor Decker murder:

 "On behalf of the Norfolk Police Department I would like to thank Chief Jim Cervera and the Virginia Beach Police Department for their relentless determination over the last 18 months to solve the murder of Officer Victor Decker. Their efforts and the hundreds of hours put into this investigation has resulted in an arrest that will provide a level of closure for the men and women of the Norfolk Police Department, particularly those who worked with Vic on a daily basis. I would also like to thank the public for their support during this time.

Finally, and most importantly, let me remind you to continue to keep Victor's wife, Dawn and daughter, Charlotte, in your thoughts and prayers. While they too must be experiencing a measure of relief at the arrest, they will soon face the difficulty of the upcoming trial. 

Any additional information on the case should be directed to the VBPD's Public Information Office."