Police ID man killed in early morning Hampton shooting

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — One street in Hampton had its share of police activity for one day over the weekend.

The search for the person or persons responsible for the death of 25-year-old David Michael Jackson remains active and ongoing. Police were called to the scene just after midnight on Saturday.

The 911 call was made by a witness, who wishes to remain anonymous. They said, “”Oh, God I was so scared….I heard a pop something. Two times…I heard two shots.”

Neighbors disagree on how many shots were fired, but when police descended on the neighborhood. It was clear Jackson was dead at the scene, shot several times.

Another neighbor remembers the shots, and dared not to come out.

“We heard five gun shots go off, and that was pretty much it…and when you hear guns shots you don’t want to stick your head outdoors,” the neighbor said. “A little while later street is covered with police.”

WAVY Photo/Chris Omahen

The street was still covered with police in the afternoon, and you could hear the beeping of the metal detector carried by a Hampton Police Forensic Technician.

She wouldn’t comment on what if anything she found. She was presumably looking for cartridge casings or bullets shot into the dirt. Another officer was helping dig in the dirt trying to find what was making the detector beep.

10 On Your Side asked the second neighbor whether he heard anyone yelling before the shooting. “No. It was quiet out here, and all of a sudden you hear gunshots going off,” he said.

Police still don’t have a motive or know the circumstances leading to the shooting where the suspect or suspects slipped into the night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.