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Newport News man dies from wounds suffered in December shooting

Newport News man dies from wounds suffered in December shooting
Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-06 12:18:26-05

Newport News, Va. – A man has died after being shot in Newport News back in December, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014, Police Communications received a call reporting a shooting at 12th Street and Ivy Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old Newport News man lying in the roadway in the 600 block of 12th Street. He had been shot in the hip and was transported by medics to an area hospital with what was originally described as a non-life threatening injury, police say.

On Monday, January 5, 2015, the victim, Alton Gregory Williams, 31, of the 700 block of 19th Street in Newport News, died at the hospital.

This case remains under investigation.

There is no suspect information to release at this time, according to police.

Anyone with information 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 that leads to an arrest.