Portsmouth Detectives search for suspect in connection to homicide investigation

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 13:35:26-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. Portsmouth Detectives are searching for a suspect involved in a homicide investigation.

Detectives say on June 11 around 6:47 a.m., they received a call regarding a shooting in the 1100 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue.

48-year-old Dornell Chavous was pronounced dead on scene after being shot in the torso, according to police.

Police say 27-year-old Jevon M. Scott is a suspect in the case. Detectives say they have a warrant for Scott's arrest for second degree murder, robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Scott is described by police as a black male who stands approximately 5’10” tall and weighs 135 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Scott should be considered armed and dangerous, according to officials.

Police asks anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Jevon M. Scott is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line.

To submit a tip:

  • Call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP
  • P3 Tips app
  • Online