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Norfolk man arrested for 2020 deadly shooting

On May 30, 2020, police found 30-year-old Shelvin D. Alston dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of Oaklawn Avenue.
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NORFOLK, Va. — A man who was arrested for a deadly shooting and later released has been indicted and arrested again.

Michael A. Faulkner, 37, is being held in the Norfolk City Jail until he can face trial for the murder of Shelvin Alston.

The shooting happened on May 30, 2020, in the Broad Creek area of Norfolk. 

Around 7:15 p.m. that night, officers found 30-year-old Alston in the 1100 block of Oaklawn Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds. He died before medics could get him to a hospital.

About a month later (June 29, 2020) police arrested Faulkner, charging him with Second-Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm. 

The General District Court dismissed those charges in a preliminary hearing for Faulkner.

Then, almost two years went by. On June 1 of this year, a grand jury indicted Faulker of First-Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, all related to Alston's death. That means they decided there's enough evidence that the case should go to trial.

A city spokesman said police re-arrested Faulkner on June 13.

If you know anything about the 2020 shooting that this case is centered around, please call the area's Crime Line at 1.888.LOCK.U.UP or leave an anonymous tip online.


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