Police: Man shot on Northampton Boulevard in Norfolk dies


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man found shot near Norfolk’s Ikea store died over the weekend.

Norfolk police initially reported that officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 1500 block of Ikea Way shortly after 11:45 p.m. Friday. The investigation revealed that the shooting actually occurred in the 6000 block of Northampton Blvd.

Police said responding officers found 21-year-old Jaylen G. McEachin suffering from a gunshot wound. McEachin was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later died.

Detectives have classified the case as a homicide, but have not released information about a motive or suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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