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Man wanted in connection with fatal Portsmouth shooting turns himself in

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 22:11:43-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that left a man dead early Thursday morning has turned himself in, Portsmouth Police announced Thursday night.

Around 1:54 a.m., dispatch in Portsmouth received a call in regards to gunshots in the 40 block of Gilmerton Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a victim at the scene, identified as 48-year-old Portsmouth man Johnny Crawford, who had been killed after being shot in the torso.

Detectives secured warrants for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony against 38-year-old Melvin Muniz of Portsmouth.

Late Thursday night, detectives said Muniz had turned himself in and is currently in custody. He was considered to be armed and dangerous.

If you have any more information on this shooting, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).