Suspect sought for shooting into an occupied residence turns himself in to police Sunday night

Published 10:02 am Sunday, January 1, 2023

Editor’s note: Updated at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2 to reflect that suspect is now in custody.

A Portsmouth man is being held on seven charges stemming from the early Saturing shooting into an occupied residence.

The Suffolk 911 center received a call in reference to a residence being struck by gunfire in the 2100 block of Arizona Avenue at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, according to a police news release. Two vehicles in the area were also struck and damaged by gunfire.


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Suffolk Police said in the release that they identified the alleged offender as Brandon Deyonte Smith, 19, of Portsmouth. Smith turned himself in at police headquarters Sunday night on the active warrants for shooting from a vehicle so as to endanger persons, four counts of shooting at occupied dwelling, willfully discharging firearms in public places and domestic assault/EPO.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time, and there is no further information available for release.  

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please 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 Residents 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 and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.