Police investigate murder of Newport News teen

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jan 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 19:36:09-05

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police are working to solve a 2014 homicide.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 just before 7 p.m., residents of the 100 block of Ashton Green reported hearing a single gunshot that was believed to be nearby. A neighbor also saw an unknown male in dark clothing running from the area.

At 8:07 a.m. Sunday morning, a resident of the 100 block of Ashton Green saw what appeared to be a body in the rear of the Living Waters Church located at 15557 Warwick Boulevard.

Police units arrived and found the body of an unknown black male with an apparent gunshot wound. Fire Department Medics arrived and pronounced the shooting victim deceased at 8:17 a.m.

The victim was later identified as 16-year-old Christopher Capri Mullins of the 500 block of Candle Lane in Newport News.

Detectives currently have no leads or suspects in this homicide.

Police need the public's help to solve this murder case.

If you know anything about the person or persons responsible for the death of Christopher Mullins, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest. Information can also be sent by text message to