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Man charged with second-degree murder in fatal Newport News shooting

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Aug 13, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Newport News man was arrested on charges including second-degree murder after a July shooting on 23rd Street left a man dead.

Linwood Lee Perkins Jr., 45, was charged with second-degree murder, using a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon, reckless handling of a firearm and shooting a firearm in a public place.

Perkins is accused of shooting 39-year-old Leroy Clyburn Jr. early in the morning on July 24.

He is currently being held in the Newport News City Jail.

This is a developing story.