Suspect charged with second-degree murder after Newport News man killed in 'physical altercation'

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Jul 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 15:27:35-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - One suspect is in custody after a man was killed in a "physical altercation" in Newport News late Friday night.

According to the Newport News Police Department, officers were called to the 700 block of 17th Street at around 11:12 p.m. in reference to an assault.

When they arrived, they found a man suffering from injuries outside a residence. The man was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities identified the victim as 59-year-old Reginald Allen Stephenson of Newport News. They identified the suspect as 42-year-old Dion Jermaine McCallum of Newport News.

McCallum has been charged with one count of Second-Degree Murder.

Police learned that two men got into an altercation that turned physical, and took McCallum, who remained on scene, into custody.

The investigation is still ongoing.

In a statement, the police department thanked the quick response of the officers and assistance by citizens in the neighborhood that led to this arrest.