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Posted on: September 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals arrest homicide suspect


Norfolk, Va. (NPD) –Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals have arrested a second person in connection to a murder that occurred four months ago. Tiara Deanne Rivera, 22, was arrested in Virginia Beach last night by the Norfolk fugitive squad and the U.S. Marshals.

On the evening of May 21, 2017, Norfolk police responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of E. Ocean View Avenue.  When first responders arrived, they located Richard Eyerman suffering from gunshot wounds.  He died at the scene.

E. Ocean View Avenue homicide victim identified

On September 4, Norfolk police charged Rivera with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection to the shooting.

Last week, Norfolk police partnered with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate Rivera.  After identifying her location, they arrested her on September 12, around 7:00 p.m. at a hotel in the 5700 block of Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach without incident.

Rivera is being held at the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

Rivera is the second person charged in connection with Eyerman’s death.  On June 7, Norfolk police and U.S. Marshals arrested Jamal Branch, and charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission with a felony.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

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