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21-year-old charged with second-degree murder after man found shot to death inside Norfolk hotel room

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 16:30:04-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police have arrested a 21-year-old man they say shot another man to death inside a hotel room at the Quality Suites Lake Wright Thursday morning.

Around 9 a.m. on October 14, police responded to the hotel, located at 1521 Premium Outlets Boulevard, for the report of a gunshot victim.

When officers arrived on scene, they found 33-year-old Matthew S. Philbrick inside a hotel room suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Philbrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have charged Gary D. Toone Jr. with second-degree murder and use of a firearm.

Toone is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident have not been released.

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