Newport News Police investigating 18-year-old man’s death as homicide

Posted at 10:18 AM, Mar 19, 2018

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Police now say the death of a man found inside a home on Chestnut Avenue is being investigated as a homicide.

Officers were called to the 5000 block of Chestnut Avenue on March 16 at 10:10 p.m. for reports of a possible burglary in progress.

They arrived to find a man inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old James Claggion IV.

Officers checked the home and did not find anyone else inside. There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.


Newport News Police investigating death in possible burglary