Home Norfolk Police identify man killed following shooting on North Military Highway
Cops & Courts, Virginia

Norfolk Police identify man killed following shooting on North Military Highway

Chris Graham
(© REC and ROLL – stock.adobe.com)

Norfolk Police have charged three people in connection with a shooting late Tuesday night that left a man dead.

Around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called 853 North Military Highway for the report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as 32-year-old Christopher Ambrister, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Ambrister was pronounced dead at the scene.

As a result of their investigation, Detectives have charged Isaiah K. Roberson, 26, of Petersburg, with second-degree murder and use of a firearm; Gavin M. Kearney, 21, of Suffolk, with second-degree murder and use of firearm; and Shanasia A. Lyles, 19, of Portsmouth with accessory after the fact.

Roberson, Kearney, and Lyles are all currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].

Latest News

isaac mckneely
Basketball, Sports

Analysis: Tony Bennett is letting his Virginia team try to do more in transition

elijah gertrude
Basketball, Sports

Virginia Basketball Notebook: Tony Bennett on Elijah Gertrude, Jordan Minor

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and freshman combo guard Elijah Gertrude had agreed before the start of the season that Gertrude should redshirt this year so that he could focus on rehabbing his knee.

chesapeake bay
Climate, U.S. & World

Maryland moves to curb striped bass fishing in spring spawning season

Spurred by slumping striped bass reproduction in Maryland waters, the state Department of Natural Resources is moving to curtail fishing for the popular migratory species during its spawning run next spring.

earth globe

Roddy Scheer: How do enhanced geothermal power plants differ from regular geothermal?

climate change

Roddy Scheer: War is horrible, and it is no less so for the environment


Tom H. Hastings: Guerrilla war in cities and other evolutionary missteps

veteran uniform

Robert C. Koehler: War does nothing but create the certainty of more war