Murder suspect in Friday shooting turns himself into Suffolk Police

Published 9:24 am Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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A Suffolk man wanted in connection with a Friday night shooting death turned himself into police Monday evening.

Alvin Lorenzo Bryant Jr., 42, turned himself in at Suffolk Police Precinct 2 at about 8:59 p.m., April 10, according to a department news release.

Bryant is charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by felon in the shooting death of David Joshua Gomes, 37, of Suffolk, in the 300 block of Beech Street Friday, April 7.

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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 the release. Gomes was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Bryant is being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail with no bond.

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.