Arrest made in February I-264 shooting in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — An arrest has been made just over two weeks after a Feb. 18 shooting on I-264 in Portsmouth that police believed was due to road rage. 

Elvin Lee Alston. (Credit: Portsmouth City Jail)

Elvin Lee Alston was arrested on Monday in connection to the shooting, according to Virginia State Police. He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

State police say the force’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation located and arrested Alston after an extensive investigation. Police had said they were looking for a black Volvo SUV following the shooting, which happened around 4:30 p.m. and shut down the interstate between the Downtown Tunnel and Victory Boulevard for hours. 

The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. There’s no update on their condition at this time. 

State police haven’t shared further details on why they believe Alston shot the victim, but had attribute it to road rage. 

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