Suffolk man killed in Portsmouth

Published 10:58 pm Monday, April 25, 2011

Portsmouth police are investigating the murder of a Suffolk man in their city over the weekend.

Police received several 911 calls about 11:04 p.m. Friday, said police spokeswoman Jan Westerbeck. Callers first reported shots fired in the area of 1600 Atlanta Ave., and then reported a gunshot victim.

Responding officers discovered 33-year-old Larry Donell Washington dead on the sidewalk from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. Medics also responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

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Washington lived in the 6100 block of Bradford Drive in Suffolk.

Portsmouth police are following leads, but have yet to make an arrest or establish a motive for the shooting, Westerbeck said.

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