CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake police have released a homicide suspect who they believe acted in self-defense when he killed a 56-year-old Portsmouth man at a Days Inn last week.

Officers say they were called around 5:38 a.m. on Friday, June 3 to the Days Inn in the 1400 block of George Washington Highway N. for a report of an injured person.

56-year-old Kenneth Anthony Gore was found dead when officers arrived. Another man was taken into custody, but police announced on Monday that he was released. They’re continuing to investigate the case, but at this time believe it was self-defense.

Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.