Pizza delivery driver found shot to death inside vehicle at Chesapeake apartment complex

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Chesapeake Police Department is investigating a homicide after a female pizza delivery driver was found shot to death inside a vehicle Thursday night.

Around 9:44 p.m., officers responded to the Marina Point apartment complex in the 1300 block of Canal Drive for a report of shots heard in the area. Once on scene, they found that the adult victim had been shot and killed inside the vehicle.

Shortly after finding the woman, additional units tried to stop another vehicle for recklessly driving in the area; this led to a short chase that ended in Portsmouth near Maryview Hospital.

At this time, police do not know if the shooting and the pursuit are related.

Authorities have identified the driver as 30-year-old Stephanie Brainerd of Virginia Beach. Her husband told News 3 the mother of two worked for Chanello’s Pizza.

This is the city’s first homicide of the year.

The incident is still under investigation.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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