Suffolk man dies after Thursday shooting

Published 7:58 pm Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting that left a Suffolk man dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Suffolk 911 Center received a call for shots fired and then a call for a person being shot in the area of the 300 block of S. Division Street at about 5:04 p.m. Thursday, March 23.  

When Suffolk. officers arrived, an adult male was located sitting in a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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The victim, Qurante Budd, 24, of Suffolk, was treated on scene by Suffolk Fire/EMS and then transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Budd was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police discovered multiple shell casing at the scene, according to a department news release.  There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation remains ongoing. Police said there is no further information available for release.  

If anyone has information regarding this 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 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.