Tobias Kinte Loftin, 39, formerly of the 1000 block of Dunbar Street in Norfolk's Hunters Square area, was found guilty by a jury of his peers on charges of first degree murder, use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced to serve 55 years in prison.
Circuit Court Judge James C. Lewis, who presided over the recently held two-day trial, will formally sentence Loftin on October 3, 2018, said Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle.
Evidence proved that in the early morning hours of August 27, 2016, Loftin and the victim, Demetrius Darnell McCloud, were on the dance floor at Club Embassy on Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
After exchanging brief words with each other, the victim turned around and Loftin shot him in the head from behind. McCloud died at the scene.
Police responded to Club Embassy and began an investigation.
Within 12 hours of the crime, anonymous callers began offering the street name of "Boss Hog" as the potential suspect.
Detectives were able to determine that "Boss Hog" was Loftin, due to previous cases concerning him.
They were able to access security camera footage from the club and he was captured on video committing the homicide and fleeing from the scene through a rear doorway.
During the trial, two witnesses who were present at the scene, identified Loftin as the shooter.
Loftin has prior convictions for attempted robbery, malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys Michael D. Defricke and Karen M. Sosa, respectively, prosecuted this case.