UPDATE: OCTOBER 2, 2021
PORTSMOUTH, VA — Detectives have located the suspect vehicle, a Nissan Altima. It is currently being recovered near the 1500 block of Columbus Avenue. This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
We urge anyone with information about this crime to call the Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (757) 393–8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP
ORIGINAL RELEASE: 10/1/2021
PORTSMOUTH, VA — On October 1, 2021, at approximately 2:31 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Berkley Avenue for a gunshot wound incident. A 14-year-old male was located with a critical gunshot wound. First responders began life-saving measures, and the juvenile was transported to a local hospital where his injuries proved fatal. Next of kin has been notified.
Detectives obtained photos of a possible suspect vehicle. It appears to be a 2019 or newer Nissan Altima with unknown registration. There may have been at least three occupants inside the vehicle at the time of this crime.
This is an active homicide investigation. We urge anyone with information about this crime or suspect vehicle to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division 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 visit the Portsmouth Crime Line Website at www.p3tips.com . 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.
This release has been edited: The juvenile is 14-years-old.