Portsmouth Police search for man accused of assault, shooting

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:43:03-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left a woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound on Thursday.

Around 2:45 a.m., police were notified about an injured woman at the 200 block of Dale Drive.

According to investigators, the victim was shot in her upper body.

Detectives have identified John Lee Bassfield Jr. as a suspect.

Arrest warrants were obtained for felonious assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by felon.

Police said not to approach Bassfield.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information on Bassfield’s whereabouts contact the 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 via their website