NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a homicide that happened on August 17.
Around 10 p.m. police responded to the 7400 block of River Road because of a shooting. They found the victim, 27-year-old Eric Blackshear, who later died at a local hospital.
24 year old Donnell Howard previously turned himself in and had warrants for Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of Firearm by Felon in reference to this homicide.
Police are now looking for help identifying a person of interest who is described as a black male, who was wearing a grey tank top, shorts, and a red hat last seen with the victim just before the homicide happened.
If you recognize this man call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Victim of Newport News shooting dies; homicide investigation now underway