Portsmouth Police search for person of interest in connection to Nov. 24 homicide

Posted at 6:40 AM, Nov 25, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police have identified a person of interest n the homicide investigation of Lakisha Smith.

Detectives are searching for 22-year-old Raekwon M. Barksdale.

The homicide occurred on November 24, 2021 around 10:40 p.m. near the 20 block of Rodgers place where police found 46-year-old Lakisha Smith with a fatal gunshot wound.

This investigation is ongoing.

Police urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 757–393–8536. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip with the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UPor use the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app. You can also submit information to the Portsmouth Crime Line Website at Crime Line tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a crime line caller’s tip leads to an arrest, they may be eligible for the recovery of up to $1000.