Gunshot detecting system helps Virginia Police capture shooter

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – A gunshot detection system in Virginia Beach led police to a suspected shooter last week.

On March 12, at 4:03 A.M., a Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) officer responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 5000 block of Wesleyan Drive. As the officer approached the area, more gunshots were heard from a vehicle, which then fled before officers could make contact.

The vehicle was quickly located nearby with a single occupant. Eddie Salas, a 22-year-old male from Santa Barbara, CA, was arrested, and a loaded firearm was recovered.

Salas has been charged with discharging a firearm in a public place, reckless handling of a firearm, concealed carrying a weapon without a permit, and public intoxication.

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