Man charged in fatal shooting on St. Pauls Blvd in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man is facing charges after a shooting victim died at the hospital in Norfolk Wednesday night, police say.

Ferrari A. Ferdinand. (Credit: Norfolk Police Department)

Norfolk Police said in a tweet officers were called to the 400 block of St. Pauls Boulevard, in front of Norfolk Fire-Rescue Station No. 1, just before midnight.

Police later said in an news release 31-year-old Quontrell D. Snowden was found shot at the scene. Snowden was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he later died.

The release said police charged 28-year-old Ferrari A. Ferdinand with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Information on the circumstances and motive for the shooting was not immediately available.

Credit: WAVY/Kiahnna Patterson

Family and friends of Snowden came out to the scene at 6 a.m. on Thursday. Snowden’s cousin said he was just with him hours before the shooting.

A forensics unit and more officers returned to the scene after 7 a.m.

Aaron Boone said he was leaving a nearby gas station Wednesday night when he heard eight to 10 gunshots. He said that he went over to the bus stop and saw police surrounding a man near this bike.

“It’s sad,” Boone said. “Familes just leaving, just like this. They wonder why? We’re in a death trap. We need to do better.”

Boone said, “I’m trying to stay away from this type of stuff. This is where I live at, this is what I got to deal with. I don’t want to leave, but I think I’m going to go ahead and make a move.”

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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