Hearing continued for Utah man accused of gunning down Norfolk teacher

Edward A. Shaw. (Credit: Norfolk Police Department).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Utah man accused of killing a Norfolk teacher New Year’s Eve was scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning, but the court appearance was continued. A new court date has not been set.

Edward Shaw, 70, is facing murder and gun charges related to the murder of Caroline Hendrix on Virginian Avenue, near Wards Corner.

Caroline Hendrix (Photo courtesy: Norfolk Public Schools)

A previous hearing earlier this month was continued. 10 On Your Side’s Chris Horne will be in court today to get any additional information in the case.

Authorities still have not said why Shaw allegedly gunned down Hendrix. Court documents give a little more detail about the man accused of shooting Hendrix as she sat in her vehicle on Dec. 31, 2017.

According to the paperwork, Shaw works as an engineering consultant in Henderson, North Carolina. It’s a place he says he’s worked since May 2017.

He told a judge last week that he has no family ties in the area and no prior criminal record.

According to police, Shaw killed Hendrix around 8 p.m. on Dec. 31. It was during that same incident that Shaw was shot by a friend of Hendrix, who was trying to help her.

The Oceanair Elementary School Pre-K teacher was found inside her vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. She later died at the hospital.

Around 9 p.m. Chesapeake police said they found a man later identified as Shaw inside of a vehicle on Happy Acres Road.

He told police he pulled over on the shoulder of I-64 and was shot near the Deep Creek exit, however an investigation conducted by Norfolk police and state troopers determined Shaw was not involved in an alleged road rage shooting on the interstate.

He was charged with two felonies on Jan. 2.