Court documents reveal new details surrounding Portsmouth homicide


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A search warrant reveals new details surrounding the death of a Portsmouth man found unresponsive behind the wheel of a car in October.

First responders discovered Maurice Darden, Sr. unresponsive behind the wheel of a blue Hyuandai Sonata after it rear ended a Dodge Caravan that was stopped at a light on Frederick Boulevard near the Interstate 264 interchange on Oct.10, according to court documents.

Darden was also bleeding “profusely” from his left leg. When the 46-year-old was pulled out of the car, first responders found that he was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and pronounced dead, court documents state.

When police searched the Hyuandi Sonata, they discovered what appeared to be a bullet hole in the inside panel of the driver’s side door. The bullet did not penetrate the outside of the car, according to court documents.

Police also found bodily fluids and finger prints in the car. No one has been arrested in connection to his death, which is being investigated as a homicide.

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