Man arrested in connection with Hopewell murder

Press release from Hopewell Police Department

HOPEWELL, VA - The Hopewell Police Department wishes to announce that after an intensive five-day manhunt, on May 25, 2011 at approximately 1355 hours, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce arrested Mr. Gregory "Bink" Prosise without incident in the City of Hampton.

Mr. Gregory "Bink" Prosise was wanted by the City of Hopewell on outstanding charges of Murder, Conspiracy to commit murder, Use of a firearm in the commission of a murder and discharging a firearm within the city.

The warrants stemmed out of a Homicide that occurred on May 20, 2011, in which officers of the Uniformed Patrol Division (UPD) responded to the 2700 Block of Granby St. for shots fired and discovered Mr. Kirk Webb Jr., 24, with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds to his person.

Mr. Kirk Webb Jr. was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. Through intense investigation and assistance from the public, it was determined that Mr. Gregory "Bink" Prosise was the offender. Mr. Gregory "Bink" Prosise has been transported to a holding facility located in Hampton, VA where he is currently being held without bond pending his arraignment.

The Hopewell Police Department wishes to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce, the media and members of the public for the assistance they provided which ultimately led to the capture of this wanted and dangerous fugitive.

Chief John Keohane stated "the outpouring of tips from the community led to several arrests over a 5-day period of individuals involved in the homicide and possible retaliation. I thank the community for having the trust in the police department and assisting us in removing these dangerous felons off the streets of Hopewell. "