Police investigating early-morning homicide in Portsmouth

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 23:20:46-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police in Portsmouth are investigating a shooting that killed one man on Monday.

Officials say the shooting happened in the 10 block of Park Manor Road and that the call for the shooting came into dispatch around 7 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found 24-year-old Derrick Parker of Portsmouth suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Medics arrived and transported Parker to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Parker died later Monday afternoon.

In response to recent gun violence in the city, police say there are three R.E.S.E.T. Walks scheduled for Tuesday afternoon:

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Detectives are actively investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information about this case to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted online here or via the P3Tips app.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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