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Sailor charged with involuntary manslaughter in shooting death of 18-year-old woman

By MARY BETH GAHAN | The Virginian-Pilot (Tribune News Service) | Published: October 7, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Norfolk-based sailor was charged Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Aleigha Michelle Hawkingberry earlier this week.

A call came into emergency communications at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday that said there was someone with a gunshot wound in the 1100 block of Mondrian Loop near Holland Road and Lynnhaven Parkway, according to a police news release. Hawkingberry was pronounced dead at the scene after police arrived.

Alec Spencer Wagner, of Chesapeake, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm, according to the release. He is being held without bond in the Virginia Beach jail.

Wagner, a seaman, is assigned to the Harry S. Truman, according to the Navy.
Hawkingberry graduated from Landstown High School in June, according to social media posts.
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