Man dead, woman seriously injured after Newport News shooting

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 16:17:27-05


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department is on the scene of a shooting in the 200 block of Cabell Drive.

According to police, the call came in at 12:06 p.m. for a domestic incident. When officers arrived, they heard multiple gunshots from the residence and breached the door to make entry.

Officers entered the residence and found two adult victims, one male and one female, suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say the two victims were married.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for further treatment, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not looking for any other suspects.

There was a firearm located inside the residence at the scene, police said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved in today’s incident. Our officers acted quickly and efficiently at the scene, and I am extremely proud and impressed with their response. I am reminded of the risk they may face daily,” Chief Steve Drew said.

“Domestic violence continues to be a major issue facing this city, and I remain committed to finding solutions. If you know of someone in a potentially dangerous relationship, I encourage you to reach out to the Police Department.” Drew added.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you or someone you know has information in this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.