16-year-old boy charged with homicide after 12-year-old girl shot dead in Virginia

Posted at 9:37 PM, April 27, 2022 and last updated 1:49 AM, December 13, 2022

HAMPTON, Va. (WTKR) – The Hampton Police Division in Virginia said the weekend death of a 12-year-old girl is now being investigated as a homicide, and a suspect has been identified.


According to investigators, a 16-year-old boy has been charged with one count of homicide, one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of providing false information to police. He is currently in custody on unrelated charges out of Norfolk, Virginia.

The 12-year-old girl was found dead in a Hampton, Virginia home Saturday morning. Police said she died of a gunshot injury.

There is currently no further information.

This story was originally published April 27, 2022 by WTKR in Norfolk, an E.W. Scripps Company.