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Man charged with second degree murder after Portsmouth fatal shooting

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 14:56:05-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A man has been charged with second degree murder after a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday.

25-year-old Javon Simms has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, police said.

On Wednesday around 8:30 a.m., a man was shot and killed in the 1000 block of Cherokee Road.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Khamarl Mahs.

Simms is currently being held at the Portsmouth City Jail.