Shooting at Newport News hotel leaves 18-year-old man dead, police investigating

Posted at 8:24 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 11:50:03-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police responded to a report of a shooting at a hotel in the 900 block of J Clyde Morris Boulevard around 3:56 a.m., Wednesday, April 28.

Upon arrival, officers found a man, identified as 18-year-old Darrius Brown Jr., who was suffering from gunshot wounds.

Brown was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

The incident happened inside the hotel.

There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.

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