Family member in custody after man shot to death in Newport News

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 13:20:16-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - One person is in custody after a man was killed in a shooting in the 400 block of Ashway Cove Friday afternoon.

Officers with the Newport News Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the area around 1:46 p.m.

Arriving on the scene four minutes later, they found a man hurt inside the home. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police took an adult male family member into custody in connection with the victim's death.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Francis Dale Mullen of Newport News.

His son, 35-year-old Francis Mullen II, is charged with 2nd-degree murder, maliciously shooting in an occupied building, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (1st offense).

There is no threat to the public, and police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

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