37-year-old man dies in shooting on Belvedere Drive in Newport News; 21-year-old arrested

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder in a homicide investigation in Newport News.

Police announced on Wednesday that Dontre Joseph Grier, of the 7100 block of Belvedere Drive, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Dontre Joseph Grier (Photo courtesy: NNPD)

Police say they received a call around 10 p.m. Sunday for the shooting in the 7100 block of Belvedere Drive.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located an adult male victim outside an apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 37-year-old Andre Lamont Ford, was pronounced deceased on scene.

“Chief Drew would like to thank the hard work of the officers, detectives, and forensics team, as well as input from the community,” a release from the department read. “If it wasn’t for their diligence, this case would have not been solved so quickly.”

If you know anything about this incident, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP or go online at P3tips.com.

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