Downtown sees fourth shooting death in 17 days

Published 6:42 pm Sunday, September 4, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A 30-year-old man was shot to death Sunday afternoon on South Saratoga Street downtown, police said.

The Suffolk 911 Center received several calls at 3:29 p.m. about shots fired in the area, then additional calls reporting that an adult male had been shot and was lying  between several buildings in the 300 block of South Saratoga.

The man, Caleb Pittman of Suffolk, was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Email newsletter signup

It was downtown Suffolk’s fourth homicide in 17 days.

Police asked that anyone with information about the incident contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at

Tips can also be submitted at 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 and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access reward information.