Detectives investigate late night homicide in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department are investigating a late-night homicide in the city. 

Police and Medics were called to the 1200 block of Centre Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. last night for reports of a man being shot. When they arrived on scene, they found 30-year-old Anthony Reid, Jr. suffering from a life-threatening gun shot wound.

Medics pronounced Reid dead at the scene.

Detective do not have any suspect information or a motive in this case and ask anyone with information about this crime to call the Crime Line.

Members of the Portsmouth Police will be doing a R.E.S.E.T. (Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma) walk within the community, beginning at 2:00 p.m. today.

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