Portsmouth Police searching for person of interest in connection with homicide

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jan 08, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Portsmouth Police Department is searching for a person of interest in connection with a January 3 homicide.

According to police, the department's Major Crimes Unit is trying to locate an unknown black male. Photos of the man were provided by police and attached above.

Dispatch received a call about a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body around 12:13 a.m. January 3. Officers responded to the 20 block of Merrimac Drive, where they located the victim, identified as 32-year-old Tony Lamont Deans.

Deans was declared dead on scene.

If you can help police locate either of these people, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.