VIRGINIA BEACH -- 'It has been two weeks, and, you know, we're just as upset as anybody there hasn't been an arrest,' says Master Police Officer Adam Bernstein.
The spokesman for the Virginia Beach Police Department says since October 26, homicide detectives and other resources have been dedicated to finding the person who killed Officer Victor Decker of the Norfolk Police Department.
The 25-year-old husband and father was at a fundraiser at Atlantis Gentlemen's Club on Oceana Boulevard the night of October 25. The following morning, someone found his body near his pick-up truck just down the road from the club. Decker had been shot.
'There's a lot of information out there that only the bad buy knows and only we know,' says Bernstein. 'When you're talking about a homicide investigation, there's a lot of information that we can't discuss, and I think the public understands that, so that once we get into that interview room, and we start talking with the suspect, certain bits of information that we haven't released to the public, then, we can use thatto our advantage.'
Police still are looking for information to point them in the direction of Decker's murderer. Officers asked people who were at Atlantis Gentlemen's Club for the fundraiser to contact them. More than one hundred people attended the event. Few responded to the police department's request.
'Maybe people didn't see anything. Maybe people in their mind are thinking, 'Well, I was there that night, but I didn't see him or I don't know who he is,'' Bernstein notes. 'We don't care about that. If you were there that night, we want to talk to you, regardless if you saw him or if you know anything about the case or about the shooting, itself. We want to know, if you were there we want to talk to you.'
Anyone who attended the fundraiser can contact police through Virginia Beach Crime Solvers: 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers remain anonymous.
Saturday, November 13, there are a couple of fundraisers which benefit Officer Decker's family.
The Victor Decker Memorial Poker Run starts at Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth and ends at Boneshakers Saloon in Virginia Beach. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The fee per motorcycle rider is $10. The fee for a passenger is $5. The event features an after-ride buffet, door prizes, raffles, and silent and live auctions.
Q-Master Billiards hosts a pool fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business is located at 5612 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach.