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Police investigate homicide at Chesapeake hotel as an act of self-defense

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Jun 03, 2022

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Police is investigating an early morning homicide that occurred at a hotel.

Officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 1400 block of N. George Washington Highway on June 3, 2022, at about 5:38 a.m. after receiving reports that someone was injured.

Upon arrival, officers found a person dead. He was later identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Anthony Gore, of Portsmouth.

Authorities had one person in custody. He has since been released, police say.

This incident is being investigated as an act of self-defense.

It is still an ongoing investigation.

News 3 is working to learn more.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.