Man arrested in Georgia, charged with murder in connection with fatal January shooting in Portsmouth

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Feb 05, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a 35-year-old man in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Thursday in connection with a January murder in Portsmouth.

According to the Portsmouth Police Department, Akime R. Porter was charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Porter is accused of killing 32-year-old Tony Lamont Deans, who was found dead in the 20 block of Merrimac Drive with a gunshot wound to his upper body early in the morning on January 3.

There is currently no mugshot for Porter.

This is a developing story.