Woman dies after shooting in Chesapeake; police searching for homicide suspect


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting on Chesapeake Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police are looking for 40-year-old Marcus Harley O’Leary on charges of armed burglary, abduction, first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (x3) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

O’Leary is considered armed and dangerous.

A Chesapeake police spokesperson said the shooting happened in the 1600 block of Chesapeake Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

A woman was found shot at the scene. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

She has been identified as 37-year-old Sammi Jo Burkhart.

Police are asking the public for help finding O’Leary.

Marcus Harley O’Leary

O’Leary is described as a 40-year-old white male who is 6 feet 1 inches tall and 145 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Those who see O’Leary should notify police by calling 911.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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