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Posted on: August 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Homicide Investigation Update: River Road


On August 17th, 2017, at 9:57 PM, Newport News Police responded to the 7400 block of River Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 27 year old Eric Blackshear of Newport News, who succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. During the course of the investigation, warrants were obtained on 24 year old Donnell Howard of Hampton for Murder. Mr. Howard turned himself in to police custody. Detectives are seeking assistance in identifying a person of interest with possible involvement in this homicide. The subject is described as a black male, who was wearing a grey tank top, shorts, and a red hat last seen with the victim just prior to the homicide.


Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call the Newport News Police Department or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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