One dead, one injured in separate shootings

Published 8:45 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Two separate shootings on Monday night left one man dead and a teen injured.

The first shooting was reported at 8:22 p.m. in the 100 block of Greenfield Crescent off Carolina Road, according to a city press release. Officers found a shooting had taken place and the 16-year-old male had been dropped off at a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not considered life-threatening.

The second shooting less than three hours later left a man dead.

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Police responded to reports of the shooting at 10:44 p.m., according to a city press release. It happened in the 600 block of Adkins Circle in the Lake Kennedy Estates neighborhood.

The victim, Antoine Deandre Johnson, 39, was found inside a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the press release stated.

After their preliminary investigation, police arrested Laquinton Darale Blackwell, 31, of Portsmouth, on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Both investigations remain ongoing. Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at 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.