Portsmouth Police no longer searching for man to question after woman found shot to death

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 16:23:42-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department was searching for a person of interest regarding a shooting that left a woman dead earlier in January.

Detectives wanted to speak to a man in connection with Shakera Lanae Hines's homicide investigation. He was not named as a suspect in Hines's death but police wanted to speak with him, and later Friday said they did.

On January 14, Hines, 26, was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue.

Investigators later released surveillance photos of an unknown suspect who appears to be an adult Black male wearing all black clothing, a black face mask and a crossbody bag with green lettering.

If you or someone you know has information on this incident, call the Criminal Investigation Division at 757–393–8536. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip with the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP or use the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app.