Deonte Dontrell Whitfield (Photo – Portsmouth Police)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police investigators are searching for Deonte Dontrell Whitfield, 33, who they say is wanted in connection to a Sept. 19 homicide in the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue.

Police said warrants are on file for concealing evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


Portsmouth police responded to a reported shooting Tuesday, Sept. 19 night on Mount Vernon Avenue. Police got the call around 10 p.m. for a gunshot in the 1100 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Police located 30-year-old Maurice Andre Brown with a fatal gunshot wound. Next of kin have been notified. 

It happened about 30 minutes before a teenager was shot on Dale Drive.

The investigation is ongoing. No suspect information has been released at this time.

Look for updates on both of these shootings coming up.

If you have any information about this case, you 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.