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Virginia Beach police: Case closed; Vick not a suspect

Virginia Beach police issued a statement updating their investigation into the shooting that injured a man outside a nightclub that was hosting Michael Vick's 30th birthday party.

Virginia Beach police: Case closed; Vick not a suspect

Virginia Beach police released a statement that Michael Vick is no longer a suspect in a shooting outside a nightclub. (David Maialetti / Staff File Photo)
Virginia Beach police released a statement that Michael Vick is no longer a suspect in a shooting outside a nightclub. (David Maialetti / Staff File Photo)

Virginia Beach police issued a statement updating their investigation into the shooting that injured a man outside a nightclub that was hosting Michael Vick's 30th birthday party.

The police have indentified the shooter, but cannot charge the suspect because the victim and various witnesses have been uncoopertive. The statement went on to say that there are no other suspects, including Vick.

The Eagles quarterback released a statement last week claiming his innocence in the shooting that maimed a codefendant in his dogfighting case. The Eagles have been conducting their own fact-finding search and have yet to find any information that would lead them to believe Vick was involved.

The team, therefore, isn't expected to release its backup quarterback, despite cries from some fans and media for the Eagles to cut ties with Vick.

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Here's the Virginia Beach police statement in its entirity, released by spokesman Adam Bernstein:

"Investigators were able to determine the identity of the shooter. Unfortunately because of the lack of cooperation from the victim, coupled with the reluctance of witnesses, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, upon reviewing all of the evidence, has determined that no charges will be filed in this case at this time.  Because the suspect will not be charged, his identity cannot be released by police.  There are no other suspects in this case, including Michael Vick."

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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