Suffolk man dead in Portsmouth shooting

Published 10:20 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Suffolk man died early Tuesday morning after a shooting on Carol Lane in Portsmouth, police said.

The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Elvis Cornell Ricks of Suffolk’s Freeman Avenue. Portsmouth 911 operators received several calls of shots fired in the area of Carol Lane and Allard Road around 1:11 a.m., Portsmouth Police Department spokeswoman Detective Misty Holley said.

Officers found Ricks with a gunshot wound to the head, she said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Homicide detectives still are investigating the incident. Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.