Police searching for suspect after woman fatally shot on Pearl Street in Portsmouth

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 09, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Tuesday evening.

According to police, the shooting happened around 5:34 p.m. in the 2100 block of Pearl Street. When officers arrived, they found an adult woman, identified as 27-year-old Auriel McLaurin, suffering from a gunshot wound.

McLaurin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives were searching for 27-year-old Ryan Darel Winfield, who was wanted on charges of second-degree murder, use of a firearm, shooting into an occupied dwelling and shooting in the commission of a felony.

Police now report that Winfield turned himself in to the Portsmouth Sheriffs Office Thursday morning and is being held at the Portsmouth City Jail.

If you or someone you know has information in this case, call the Criminal Investigation Division at (757) 393-8536 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.