Police identify shooting victim, suspect

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Suffolk Police have identified the victim and suspect from Monday evening’s fatal shooting in a hospital parking lot.

Police say Earl Bryant Boone Jr., 36, of Virginia Beach, died in the shooting, according to a city press release. Earl Bryant Boone Sr., 56, of Portsmouth, has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing, but police believe the shooting was domestic in nature, according to the press release.

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The shooting happened about 6:29 p.m. Monday in the parking lot outside the emergency department at Sentara Obici Hospital on Godwin Boulevard.