Portsmouth man killed in Friday morning shooting

Published 8:08 am Friday, May 12, 2023

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A Portsmouth man died early Friday from a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Marsh Pointe Drive.

The Suffolk 911 Center received a call at 12:47 a.m., Friday May 12, from a citizen who believed they heard a gunshot in the Marsh Pointe Drive area and observed a subject running from the area.

When officers arrived, they checked the area, and spoke to available residents.  

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The Suffolk 911 Center received another call at 1:22 a.m. for service in the same area, this time for a shot person.  

When officers arrived at the residence, an adult male was located inside suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a department news release. James T. Joseph Killebrew, 19, of Portsmouth, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time, according to the release. 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 www.p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website (www.suffolkva.us/spd) and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment. 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 p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.