Man believed to be part of regional shoplifting ring dies from gunshots

Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 16:07:48-04

mall3Newport News, Va. – Police need your help solving the homicide of a man who was believed to be part of a regional shoplifting ring.

On May 10th at around midnight, officers responded to a call about gunshots in the Denbigh part of Newport News.

Officers found an unresponsive man, identified as Antonio Leon Kelly of Hampton, who had a gunshot wound to the face and chest.

Medics pronounced the 22-year-old dead at 12:25 a.m.

His body was found near Motoka Drive and Chipley Drive, but investigators are not sure why Kelly was in the area.

Back in April 2014, NewsChannel 3 reported about three men believed to be part of a regional shoplifting ring: Kendrick Markiest Alexander, 25, Marquan Tawelle Hoskins, 22, and Antonio Leon Kelly, 21.

Police say they stole large amounts of clothing from area stores, amounting to thousands of dollars.

If you know who is responsible for the shooting death of Antonio Leon Kelly call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).


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