Man fatally shot in Newport News, police on scene

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Posted at 4:49 AM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 09:56:51-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man is dead after a late-night shooting in Newport News.

According to the Newport News Police Department, at 10:52 p.m. Sunday, dispatch received a call for a shooting in the 13200 block of Ridgeview Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 45-year-old Newport News man Rodgeric Antonio Johnson suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are currently on scene, and the incident is still under investigation.

If you know anything about this shooting or the person responsible, call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1–888–562–5887), or go online at