Pharrell Williams’ Cousin Identified As Man Shot Dead By Virginia Beach Police



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The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings,” posted on social media with a photo of Lynch. “It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve. Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger.”

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Police reportedly responded to a gun battle on the beachfront and Lynch was killed in a “police intervention shooting.” Three men have since been charged for the initial shootout which cops responded to but it has yet to be determined if Lynch fired any shots. 

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“The officer was wearing a bodycam, but for unknown reasons at this point in time, it was not activated,” Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said at a press conference over the weekend. “I do not have the answers that the community is looking for in regards to this death right now.”

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The Virginia Beach Police Department posted a statement on Facebook where they said Lynch was “brandishing a handgun at the time of the shooting.” “An independent witness affirmed that Mr. Lynch had been in possession of a handgun earlier on the evening of March 26, 2021.”

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“The specific actions which resulted in the shooting are part of the ongoing criminal investigation. Once the VBPD investigation is complete, all statements and evidence will be submitted to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney (OCA). The OCA is conducting a separate investigation into this incident, independent of the Police Department.”



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