23-year-old man dies from injuries after shooting, crash in Portsmouth; Detectives arrest suspect

58-year-old Tony J. Hicks
Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 21:03:18-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating after a 23-year-old man was killed in the city early Wednesday morning.

According to police, dispatch received a call for a shooting incident in the 1700 block of Palmer Street at about 4:41 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found 23-year-old Quashawn Clark suffering from a gunshot wound inside of a crashed vehicle. Clark was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Officers said the initial crime scene was located near the 2100 block of Piedmont Avenue.

On October 6 detectives charged and arrested 58-year-old Tony Hicks in connection to the homicide of Clark.

He is charged with Second Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm by a Felon, and Distribution of Narcotics, according to police.

58-year-old Thomas Lee Austin is now wanted in connection to this crime as well.