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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Whitney Cruse
For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 2, 2021

ATF Offers $10K Reward in Virginia Beach Murder

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the shooting death of 29-year-old DeShayla E. Harris of Norfolk.

On March 26, Harris was an innocent bystander killed by a stray bullet during a feud between multiple groups of unknown individuals in the 300 block of 19th St. in the Virginia Beach Resort area.

“ATF works closely with local, state, and federal partners to disrupt the cycle of criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms,” ATF Washington Field Division Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson said. “ATF’s crime gun intelligence in conjunction with our newly formed strike force will continue to leverage investigative resources needed to pursue justice. We are also calling upon community members to provide any information that will assist us in locating and holding those involved accountable for this horrific act of gun violence.”

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting 

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at Follow @ATFWashington on Twitter for more news about ATF’s work in Washington. D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.

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