UPDATE: Chesapeake man sentenced to nearly 70 years for first degree murder

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 29, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-11 08:16:13-05

UPDATE: McKiver has been sentenced to 60 years for murder, 5 for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 3 for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He pleaded guilty to the charges back in October of 2014. 

Chesapeake, Va. - A Chesapeake man has been arrested and charged in the murder of a Portsmouth man, police tell NewsChannel 3.

On April 29, 2014 police responded to the 2200 block of Paramont Avenue in reference to an injured person lying in the roadway.

Police discovered that the person had been shot.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Pierre Johnson of the 3500 block of Brighton Avenue in Portsmouth.

During the investigation, a witness gave a description of a person she saw walking from the area. A detective near the crime scene stopped an individual fitting the description. The suspect ran, and was later apprehended.

The suspect has been arrested and charged with the first degree murder of Pierre Johnson. In addition, he was charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Devontae McKiver of the 2000 block of Pond Lane in Chesapeake. He is currently being held in the Chesapeake City Jail without bond.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.