Police identify shooting victims

Published 10:42 am Saturday, August 3, 2019

Suffolk Police have identified the victims of multiple shootings that happened late Friday night.

The dead are Davante Wilson, 24, and Aaron Porter, 22, according to a city press release. Police believe Aaron Porter was the offender.

Those injured were Lamekka Porter, 26, and Leronta Daveon Horton, 19, as well as a female toddler, soon to be 3 years old. The injured remain hospitalized with injuries not deemed life-threatening.

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All of the victims are from Suffolk, according to the press release.

The press release stated the shootings “were primarily domestic in nature.”

The initial events took place in a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 200 block of North Broad Street, the press release stated. Lamekka Porter was the driver, Davante Wilson was the passenger, and the toddler was in the backseat. All three were shot, and Davante Wilson’s body was located there.

Aaron Porter’s vehicle was parked behind the vehicle at the scene when he approached the victims, the press release stated.

Leronta Horton was walking in the area of Second Avenue and Bute Street with a friend when they heard gunshots and began to run before he was injured, the press release stated.

Aaron Porter’s body was located in the 700 block of First Avenue, the press release stated. “The offender from North Broad Street was identified as Mr. Porter,” the release stated. “The victim of the Second Avenue and Bute Street incidents provided a description that matched Mr. Porter.”

Lamekka Porter suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her legs, as did Leronta Horton. The toddler had wounds to her upper and lower extremities.

Aaron Porter was found dead of a single gunshot wound.

“The Medical Examiner will be performing autopsies on the deceased to confirm the cause of death,” the press release stated.

A total of 20 spent shell casings were located across the entire crime scene, which stretched across two city blocks.

Suffolk Police continued their investigations during the early morning hours and will remain in the community throughout the day, the press release stated.

All of the affected roadways which were closed throughout the evening and early morning hours are now open.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.