Police: Suspect ‘forced his way’ into home before fatally shooting man on Sloop Trail in Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man is dead following a shooting inside a Chesapeake home early Saturday morning.

According to police dispatch, the call for the shooting came in just before 8 a.m. in the 4000 block of Sloop Trail.

A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the suspect “forced his way into the home” before shooting the victim.

Police say the suspect fled on foot following the incident.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, police identified him as 23-year-old Jermaine Lee Leslie Jr. of Portsmouth.

No further information has been released.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.

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