Norfolk Police identify man shot to death in Lafayette Park near Virginia Zoo

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 09:53:55-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police are investigating a shooting death at Lafayette Park in the 3500 block of Granby Street, near the Virginia Zoo.

Dispatchers received calls around 9:20 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016  reporting a man on the ground, unconscious and not breathing.

image1Police arrived to find the man with an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police have identified the victim as 46-year-old Addison Shearin of Norfolk. Family told News 3 everyone in the area knew him as 'Hollywood.'

"He was a good man. Jolly. Always happy," his niece Alexus Dawkings shared. He was the street clown."

Detectives say they are investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information that may help police is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.