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Portsmouth Police arrest man on first-degree murder charges after man found shot to death

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Feb 19, 2022

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death in the city early Saturday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened in the 600 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim with a fatal gunshot wound.

32-year-old Johnnie Rodriquez has turned himself in connection with this homicide. Rodriquez is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm, shooting in the commission of a felony and six counts of felony child endangerment.

He is being held in Portsmouth City Jail.

If you or someone you know has any other information regarding this case, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

This is a developing story.