Shooter Arrested Virginia Beach Shooting: DeWayne Craddock Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Known Facts

DeWayne Craddock Bio

DeWayne Craddock – Identified as the Virginia Beach Mass Shooter.

DeWayne Craddock, a former public utilities worker, was named as the mass shooter who opened fire at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, leaving behind 17 victims, 11 of whom have died on May 31st, 2019. Initial reports indicate that he had 2 weapons on scene 1 handgun and 1 Rifle. Craddock was 40-years-old, according to online records, and was confirmed dead after the shooting.


The Newport Daily Press article reported that “Craddock is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.”

Online records show him with an address in Virginia Beach.

DeWayne Craddock Quick Facts

Born | Agee: He was born on October 15th, 1978 as per online records
Died: He died on May 31st, 2019 (killed in an exchange of gunfire with the cops)
Ethnicity: African American
Marital Status: Married
Political Party: Registered Democrat

DeWayne Craddock Career

A 2008 article in the Newport Daily Press reported that DeWayne Craddock had been hired to the site planning and engineering team for a local company.

“Craddock has engineering experience as a project engineer for site design, stormwater management, and public and private utility design,” the announcement stated.

He ran in a local 5K and his name appears in city notices for a neighborhood website.

His name also appeared on a 2014 city public works notice as a point of contact.

DeWayne Craddock, Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

NBC 12 described the suspect as a “disgruntled employee” who entered the municipal center and randomly started to shot people. The law enforcement response was quick, but, initially, that didn’t deter Craddock.

The person has since been identified as DeWayne Craddock, 40, according to the Wall Street JournalHe is alleged to have opened fire and killed 11 victims at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on May 31st, 2019. He was a current longtime city employee and a public utilities worker. The mass shooting happened in Building 2, which is just behind the Virginia Beach police precinct and houses city operations like planning, public utilities, public works, and zoning. Six people were hurt and transported to area hospitals. Officials said that he made multiple firearm purchases in recent weeks. We’ve got five things to know about DeWayne Craddock.

A Virginia Beach police officer was shot and “saved by his vest,” said the police chief, as Craddock continued to fire.

A statement from the police chief said: “Shortly after 4 p.m. on May 31, 2019, the suspect, a long-time public utilities employee, entered and began to indiscriminately fire on all the victim. He was a “current employee” and the shooting occurred over multiple floors.”

However, the Wall Street Journal and other outlets continued to report that he had been terminated. The newspaper reported that Craddock returned to municipal building 2 to “exact revenge.”

Officers responded to building 2. They secured as many of the victims as they could. “The suspect did shoot a police officer. Officers returned fire. The suspect is deceased. The scene is secure,” said the police chief.

DeWayne Craddock’s employment status is confirmed by numerous city notices listing him as a public works contact person.

Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Witness Account

Gordon Rango, a Virginian Pilot reporter, wrote on Twitter, “Frantic scene here. A woman I just talked to was waiting outside building 1 in her car where city manager, city clerk, and city attorneys offices are. Her daughter was inside paying a parking ticket when the shooting happened.”

He continued, “She didn’t hear gunshots. Building 2 is further up the road. The woman… was parked along the main road when she saw SWAT teams running up the street. One yelled at her to get out of her car. Before that, she saw a man in a green shirt and khakis with blood on his shirt, pants, and face. He had a badge on, and a cop was walking with him. Unsure of extent of his injuries.”

DeWayne Craddock made “multiple” firearms purchases in recent weeks

In the weeks leading to the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting on May 31st, The Wall Street Journal reported that Craddock made “multiple” firearms purchases.

DeWayne Craddock Motive

Police say they have yet to establish a motive of the bizarre shooting by Craddock in Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

DeWayne Craddock Past Media Mentions

The City of Virginia Beach published an article that suggested people contact “DeWayne Craddock with Virginia Beach Public Utilities” in July 2018. The article was about utility work affecting local traffic.

DeWayne Craddock gave Chamber of Commerce board members a tour of the Virginia Beach Pumping Station as per the Lake Gaston Gazette, in 2015.

“Recently, Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce board members took a tour of the facility led by Dwayne Craddock, City of Virginia Beach project manager,” the article said. Other articles, including from the city itself, give his name as DeWayne Craddock, though, not Dwayne Craddock.

Craddock was quoted in the article. “The pumping station is the biggest thing you see,” he said, adding, “It’s a continual mowing operation.” The article says that Chamber President/CEO Christina Wells asked Craddock “if the city ever subleases Lake Gaston water to other areas,” to which he responded, “We would never pull water out and sell it to someone else. The way it works is Norfolk (where the water treatment facility is located) tells us how much to pump and we pump it to them.”

DeWayne Craddock was a speaker at a local civic group’s meeting in 2016. He was described as “project manager, city Public Utilities Department, speaking on the new 48th Street pump station.”

DeWayne Craddock was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the cops

Original reports said that the suspect was taken into custody but it was later confirmed that he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the cops.