Arrest made in connection with 17-year-old’s death in July 2019


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police have made an arrest in connection with a July 2019 homicide that left a 17-year-old girl dead.

Police said Friday they arrested a juvenile suspect Friday around 2:45 p.m. and charged them with felony murder. They did not identify the juvenile.

Police said the homicide happened around 9:20 p.m. July 27, 2019 in the 3300 block of High Street.

At the time, police said Nye’Tazia Hicks had been found dead at a cemetery off High Street. Family members said they believed she was shot at Charlestowne Condos.

At the time of her death, family told 10 On Your Side Hicks had a 6-month-old baby boy.

Nye’Tazia Hicks

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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