Police investigate homicide after man found shot several times outside Newport News apartment complex

Generic: Newport News Police
Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 11:48:08-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a homicide outside an apartment complex.

On Sunday around 2:01 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of Garden Drive. When officers arrived they found a man, identified as 30-year-old Lewis Watkins III, outside an apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation.

News 3 is working to learn more details.

Anyone with information that can assist in the investigation is asked to call the anonymous Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.