Man on motorcycle shot and killed in Newport News

Posted at 3:47 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 16:18:04-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man on a motorcycle was shot and killed early Monday morning, according to Newport News Police.

Newport News emergency dispatchers got a call just before 2 a.m. about a motorcycle accident in the no hundred block of Old Oyster Point Road.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the motorcycle and man on the ground.

Medics say the man had been shot and pronounced him dead on the scene at 2:15 a.m.

The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Taari Johnson.

Police say they are investigating the circumstances of the incident but that it is being investigated as a homicide.