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Man fatally shot inside Norfolk home

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 12:14:59-05

NORFOLK, Va. – A man has died following a late night shooting on Remsen Street.

On January 18, 2022, around 10:20 p.m. police responded to a home in the 7200 block of Remsen Street for the report of a gunshot victim around 10:20 p.m. on January 18, 2022.

When the officers arrived, they located Frankie D. Bland, 24, of Norfolk, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Bland was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Investigations led detectives to charge the victim's brother, Taquan D. Harper, 27, of Portsmouth, with second-degree murder and use of a firearm, but was found deceased around 9:00 a.m. on January 20, 2022, in Hampton, Virginia.

Authorities say that both the suspect and victim died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives have not released the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting.