Newport News police investigate homicide

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-16 08:44:36-04

Newport News police are investigating a homicide that occurred on Marshall Ave early Sunday morning.

According to police spokesman Lou Thurston, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 4300 block of Marshall Ave. around 1:00am Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found Bernard Antonio Pauling lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

Pauling was transported to the hospital and was pronounced deceased at 1:41am.

A witness told police they saw three men walking and then heard what sounded like a gunshot. Next, they saw two men running away and Pauling lying on the ground.

No suspect or motive information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.