Man sought on murder charges linked to Friday night homocide

Published 8:32 am Saturday, April 8, 2023

Suffolk Police have secured warrants for the arrest of man on second degree murder charges in connection with a Friday night shooting.

Alvin Lorenzo Bryant Jr., 42, of Suffolk is being sought and police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Bryant faces charges of second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by felon.  

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He is wanted in the shooting death of David Joshua Gomes, 37, of Suffolk, in the 300 block of Beech Street on April 7.

Police said in a news release that Bryant is still at large and was last known to be operating a gold 2001 Honda Accord with Virginia tags TXJ-1714.

Suffolk 911 Center received a call in reference to the shooting at 7:23 p.m. Friday.  When officers arrived, an adult male was located suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a news release.  Gomes was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

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.


Updated at 12:40 on April 8, 2023 to correct victim’s age after it was updated by police.