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Man shot to death in Portsmouth; police investigating as homicide

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 08:09:11-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning.

According to police, dispatch received a call about a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body around 12:13 a.m. Officers responded to the 20 block of Merrimac Drive, where they located the victim, identified as 32-year-old Tony Lamont Deans.

Deans was declared dead on scene.

Police are investigating this incident as a homicide.

If you or someone you know has information in this incident that could help police, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

This is a developing story.