Man charged in William & Mary football player's death

The victim was identified as Nate Evans, 19, of Mechanicsville. (Source: William & Mary Football)
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NORFOLK, Va. (WWBT) — UPDATE (March 26):

Police in Virginia say they've charged a man in the fatal shooting of a William & Mary football player last week.

Norfolk police said in a statement Tuesday that they arrested 20-year-old Kri'Shawn Beamon at his Chesapeake home Monday and charged him with second-degree murder, robbery and firearms offenses.

Officers called to an area near Old Dominion University on Thursday for a shooting found 19-year-old Nathan Evans on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say he was pronounced dead on the scene.

William & Mary held a campus-wide gathering for the sophomore running back from Mechanicsville on Monday at Kaplan Arena.

Police say detectives are investigating the shooting as an isolated incident and haven't released a motive or circumstances surrounding it. Beamon is being held without bail.

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ORIGINAL STORY (March 22):

A William & Mary football player was killed on Thursday, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Police responded to the 800 block of West 43rd Street, a few blocks from Old Dominion University, for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as Nate Evans, 19, of Mechanicsville.

Evans was a junior and running back at the College of William & Mary.

“Our team has gathered together to support each other as we deal with the grief that comes from this tragedy," said Coach Mike London in a statement. “Additionally, we will do all we can to support and comfort Nate’s family and loved ones through this difficult time.”

William & Mary officials said in a message to the campus community that Evans was a "valued member of the Tribe both on and off the field." A campus-wide gathering is planned for Monday.

Evans was a graduate of Lee Davis High School.

Police say this is Norfolk's second homicide this year. Detectives didn't release information on a possible suspect or circumstances surrounding the shooting.