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Portsmouth Police arrest, charge man wanted for murder

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 15:29:46-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police have arrested a man wanted for the murder of a 48-year-old Chesapeake man.

Police say 27-year-old Jevon M. Scott was taken into custody Monday and is being charged with second-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Dornell Chavous.

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.