2 homicides in 2 days

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Police are investigating the city’s second gun-related homicide in two days.

According to a release from the Suffolk Police Department Tuesday, Patrick Nathaniel Johnson was found dead in a home in the 900 block of Truman Road Monday afternoon.

Emergency personnel answered a call to the home and found Johnson with an injury to the head. He was dead at the scene, according to police.


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It was Tuesday, during an autopsy, that it was discovered that Johnson, 63, had died of a gunshot wound according to police.

Police have no suspects or motive for the crime at this time.

This is the city’s second homicide since Sunday. That morning, Vogentina Stephens, 19, was found shot to death in her Grace Street apartment. Her uncle, Eddie Walker Jr., 36, was found wounded. He’s in a Norfolk hospital.

Police later arrested the dead woman’s boyfriend, George L. Riddick III, who lived at the apartment, and charged him with one count of homicide; one count of aggravated malicious wounding; one count of shooting in an occupied dwelling; two counts of shooting, stabbing or wounding; and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information on the death of Johnson is asked to contact Detective John McCarley at 757-514-7942 or Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.