71-year-old Woman killed in late night Portsmouth shooting hours after Police Chief address crime in the city

Turnpike Rd
Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-28 10:48:47-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating a homicide that took place near the 2800 block of Turnpike Road.

Official responded to a reported stabbing incident and found 71-year-old Carol Ann Jackson with a fatal stab wound.

Authorities have taken a suspect, 24-year-old James Alexander Chapman
into custody.

Chapman was charged with Degree Murder and Shoot, Cut or Stab in Commission of a Felony.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.

This crime came hours after Portsmouth Police Chief Renado Prince held a community forum. The Chief's Forum allowed community members to voice concerns about crime in their neighborhoods and find out what's being done to curb gun violence, especially among teens.