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Portsmouth fatal crash involving medic unit turns into homicide investigation

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 11:50:08-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a medic unit that is now being considered a homicide investigation.

Officials responded to a crash involving a medic unit at Fire Station 1 around 1:24 a.m., Monday morning, at 1601 Effingham Street.

According to officials, 21-year-old Tysheek A. Spivey entered the driveway of Fire Station 1 as a medic unit was attempting to leave striking it head-on.

Two personnel inside the medic unit were taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Spivey was extricated by crews and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.

According to the investigation, detectives say Spivey was suffering from a gunshot injury when he pulled into the Fire Station and struck the medic unit.

At this time police say no motive is known and no suspects have been identified.

Anyone who has information about this incident 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 at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app or online. Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.