PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A homicide investigation is now underway after a man was shot and killed in Portsmouth on Monday afternoon.
According to Portsmouth Police, the call for the incident came in just after 5 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of George Washington Highway, near the Green Clean Car Wash.
When they got to the scene, officers found a man with a fatal gunshot wound. He had been shot multiple times.
On Tuesday, police identified the man shot as 45-year-old Melvin Gregory Bynum.
WAVY News has reported that Bynum was wanted by police in connection to a shooting in July 2021.
Portsmouth Police Chief Renado Prince mentioned this connection during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. “The victim was a suspect in a shooting last year. This is possibly a domestic retaliation act, not a gang-related act,” Chief Prince said.
Detectives released surveillance video footage of a silver SUV that may be the suspect vehicle in Monday’s fatal shooting. It appears to be a 2014–2018 Silver Jeep Cherokee.
10 On Your Side is still working to learn more about the shooting. No further information has been released.
Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Check WAVY.com for the latest updates.