Suspect in custody after 19-year-old Navy Sailor dies following Portsmouth shooting

Suffolk police investigate
Posted at 10:12 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 10:12:40-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Detectives with the Portsmouth Police are investigating a homicide after a 19-year-old Navy Sailor died following a Monday night shooting.

On October 12, around 8:30 p.m., officials were notified of multiple shots fired near the 20 block of Woodland Street.

Later, a man walked into a local hospital to be treated for a gunshot injury.

19-year-old Darius D. Whitted, of the US Navy, later died from his injuries, police say.

According to police, one suspect was taken into custody for second degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ℠. As always, Crime Line tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a crime line caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.