Man charged with murder after body found at Portsmouth apartment complex

Posted at 10:27 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 16:22:24-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department charged a 19-year-old man with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony after a body was found at the Churchland Forest Apartments Tuesday night.

Jahquan Jones

According to police, dispatch received a call at 11:23 p.m. for an unconscious man in the 30 block of Pebble Point Court. When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive man, identified as Jamel Howell, and began CPR until medics arrived.

Medics pronounced Howell dead at the scene.

Jahquan Shallah Jones, 19, was charged in Howell's death.

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