Newport News Police investigating after shooting leaves man dead

Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-07 10:20:54-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -  44-year-old Larry Hartwell Vick Jr. is dead after a Saturday afternoon shooting in Newport News.

Person of interest provided by Newport News Police

Dispatchers received a call for a shooting in the area of 22nd Street and Oak Avenue at approximately 12:37 p.m. When crews arrived, they found Vick suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper left side of his torso.

Vick was treated on-scene and was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Newport News Police said that a suspect in the shooting was seen fleeing to the southeast on foot. He is described as a black man wearing a black skullcap, a camouflage jacket and white painter's pants.

On January 7 Newport News Police released video of a person of interest.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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