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Ditron Laquay Thigpen

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Police Department is investigating after a shooting on Atlantis Drive left a man dead early Saturday morning.

According to the department, the call came in at 1:07 a.m. When police arrived to the 1000 block of Atlantis Drive, they found one man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Sherman Lydell Lane of Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded to provide first aid, but Lane died at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Ditron Laquay Thigpen of Virginia Beach. He has been arrested and charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession/transport of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to police.

If you or someone you know has information in this case leading to an arrest, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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