HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man is wanted for murder after a bystander was shot and killed while trying to intervene in a domestic issue Thursday night in Hampton, police say.
Police say 20-year-old Deshawn Powell, of Newport News, was shot around 7:20 p.m. in the 200 block of East Mercury Blvd. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.
Police say the man was shot following an altercation and identified the suspect on Friday as 22-year-old Jaylin Divyne Avery. He has warrants out for murder, use of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless handling of a firearm.
Authorities say Avery should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at P3Tips.com.