The Portsmouth Police Department is conducting a death investigation.
Officers responded to the area of Dahlgren Avenue and Ericsson Street at 1:09 a.m. for a gunshot wound incident on December 7.
There officers found 51-year-old Ronald Obryant Ward deceased.
On December 22 detectives said they are searching for 41-year-old Ervin Folston Jr., and said he is considered a person of interest.
If you have any information for police call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.