Police identify man shot and killed in Newport News

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-17 15:12:33-04

Newport News, Va. – Police say a 21-year-old Newport News man was shot and killed Tuesday morning.

It happened early Tuesday morning, September 17, 2013. Police say a sergeant heard gunshots near Dresden Drive and Adams Drive around 2 a.m.

They say bullet casings were found nearby. However, police communications never received any calls in reference to gunshots.

Police say they got a call 20 minutes later about a gunshot victim who was taken to the hospital by another person.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Paris Bennett of the 900 block of North Avenue in Newport News.

He was pronounced dead at 11:35 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing. There is currently no suspect information to release at this time.

This is the city’s tenth homicide for the year.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court, and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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