Portsmouth detectives investigate after teen shot & killed

Posted at 4:47 AM, Jun 01, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives are looking for a person of interest possibly connected to a recent homicide.

On Monday around 2 p.m., the Emergency Communication Center received a call about a shooting incident near the 1400 block of Crawford Parkway, where a 16-year-old male suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

Detectives have located 20-year-old Shawnise Marie Stephenson and say she is no longer a person of interest.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app or visit their website at