Newport News Police investigating homicide at hotel on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a Holiday Inn Express early Wednesday morning.

Dispatch said they were notified around 3:56 a.m. for the shooting in the 900 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

Upon arrival, a man was located with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police say the shooting occurred inside the hotel.

Few details are available, but the man’s family said he was just 18 years old.

Police on Friday identified the victim as 18-year-old Darrius Brown Jr. of Hampton.

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 and submitting a tip.

Stay tuned to for updates.

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