Police identify man found dead with gunshot wound in Norfolk hotel room; suspect charged


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a homicide that left one man dead inside of a hotel room, near Lake Wright.

On Friday, police announced they charged 21-year-old Gary Toone Jr. with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the shooting death of 33-year-old Matthew Philbrick.

Gary Toone Jr. (Photo courtesy: Norfolk Police)

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According to police, they received a call around 9:05 a.m. Thursday regarding the incident at the Quality Suites Lake Wright in the 1500 block of Premium Outlets Boulevard, near the Premium Outlets entrance.

They said a man, now identified as Philbrick, was found in a hotel room suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

10 On Your Side went to the scene and found a Norfolk officer outside room number 179.

A guest staying across the hall said she heard nothing.

A full eight hours later police were still on the scene investigating the homicide.

Toone is being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

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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