Newport News Police arrest man in connection with dentist’s homicide

Kelly Michael Vance

HAMPTON, Va. - The Newport News Police Department announced they have arrested a man in connection with the homicide of a local dentist.

Around 7:40 p.m. Friday, Newport News Police, in conjunction with the Hampton Police Division, arrested 42-year-old Kelly Michael Vance at the no-hundred block of Harris Creek Road in Hampton.

Vance has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the death of 65-year-old Dr. William Trolenberg.

On June 19, police responded to the area of Huber Road and Jefferson Avenue in reference to a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene to find Trolenberg, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound, right outside his vehicle in the parking lot outside Deer Park Dental. Medics took him to a local hospital for treatment, but he later died.

Trolenberg was the lead dentist of Deer Park Dental, according to the practice's website.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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

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