Police investigating after man shot and killed in Portsmouth

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 16:23:46-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a man was shot and killed in the 1000 block of Cherokee Road Wednesday morning.

According to police, at approximately 8:23 a.m., dispatch received a 911 call for a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Cherokee Road. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Medics pronounced the man dead on scene. The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Khamarl Mahs.

Police have not released any further information, and the case remains under investigation.

If you or someone you know has information in this case that could lead to an arrest, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.