Man found dead in vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds; Newport News Police investigate

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Posted at 4:58 AM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 13:53:48-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are investigating a homicide that happened in Newport News early Monday morning.

Around 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a call about shots fired in the 1000th block of 43rd Street.

They located an adult male inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said 36-year old Michael Paul Reid was pronounced deceased at 12:43 a.m.

This was the second shooting overnight in Newport News. A 14-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries after an unrelated incident that happened around 10:45 p.m., in the 1400 block of Hampton Avenue.

Newport News Police are holding C.A.R.E walks in response to these recent shootings on Tuesday at 4 p.m. One walk begins at 42nd Street and Roanoake and the other will start at the corner of Hampton Avenue and 20th Street.

The investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1–888–562–5887). Or submit a tip online at