Person of interest sought after 51-year-old man killed in shooting on Dahlgren Avenue in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are now looking for a person of interest after a 51-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Portsmouth.

The shooting happened on Dec. 7 shortly after 1 a.m. in the area of Dahlgren Avenue and Ericsson Street. Officers arrived on scene and located the man with several gunshot wounds.

Person of Interest, 41-year-old Ervin E. Folston Jr. (photo: Portsmouth police)

Police identified the victim as 51-year-old Ronald Obryant Ward.

On Dec. 22, police said they were searching for 41-year-old Ervin E. Folston Jr., who’s considered a person of interest.

No other details have been released.

Those with information 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.

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