Navy seaman charged with manslaughter in death of Virginia Beach teen

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police have arrested and charged a Navy seaman in the death of a Virginia Beach teen who was shot on Tuesday.

According to police, 18-year-old Aleigha Michelle Hawkinberry, of Virginia Beach, was shot and killed around 9:52 p.m. in the 1100 block of Mondrian Loop.

Alec Spencer Wagner, 22, of Truitt Road in Chesapeake, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm.

Airlant confirmed to 13News Now that Wagner is a Navy seaman.

He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

Details of this investigation will not be released as to maintain the integrity of the investigation and subsequent judicial process.


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