18-year-old killed while in vehicle in Portsmouth

Suffolk police investigate
Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 12:39:46-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives are investigating after an 18-year-old was killed on Wednesday.

Around 1 a.m. the Emergency Communication Center got a call about a single-vehicle crash.

Officers got to the scene in the 2700 block of Turnpike Road and discovered 18-year-old Talik Farmer suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Police said it appeared that Farmer was in his vehicle when another individual shot him, he then crashed into a utility pole.

Life-saving measures were taken and were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on scene at 1:04 a.m., according to police.

Farmer’s family was notified of his passing.

Police said Sunday, November 15 that a stolen red Hyundai Santa Fe believed to be connected with the shooting was found in the 100 block of Chautauqua Avenue.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ℠.

Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app or via their website.