UPDATE: Windsor man shot to death on East Washington Street

Published 8:13 am Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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Editor’s note: This article was updated at 11:55 a.m. May 4 with identification of the shooting victim and other details.

A man was shot to death overnight at Hoffler Apartments in the 2200 block of East Washington Street, and police say it may be tied to a previous shooting at the same apartment complex.

Suffolk police identified the victim as Rufus Lindell Artis, 31 of Windsor.

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Just after midnight, the Suffolk 911 Center received multiple calls of shots being fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found the body of Artis, who was pronounced dead the scene. 

While officers were on the scene, another person had “self-transported” to Obici Hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said in a news release. The second victim was an 18-year old-male from Franklin, who was treated and released from the hospital. Police did not identify him.

Police said they were investigating a possible connection to a shooting incident at Hoffler Apartments on April 26. In that incident, a juvenile male suffered non-life-threatening injuries and several vehicles and one apartment were struck by gunfire.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident go to www.p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website (www.suffolkva.us/spd) and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment. You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. 

Once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access reward information.