Portsmouth Police plan RESET walk after shooting on Nottingham Road leaves one man dead


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are looking for whoever gunned down a man in broad daylight Sunday afternoon.

Detectives found Andre Bethea, 35, dead inside of a home around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Nottingham Road.

The call came in for police and medics to respond to an unresponsive male in the 800 block of Nottingham Road. Once officers arrived, they found an adult man with injuries to the torso.

Medics arrived and pronounced Bethea dead on the scene.

Shirley Harvey says it’s a quiet neighborhood filled with retirees. 

“We don’t have anything going on, really. We really can be sometimes rather boring, so to see that going on for so many hours, I knew that something happened that [was] tragic,” said Harvey. “I was surprised to hear this happen.”

According to records, Bethea doesn’t live at the home.

“I didn’t know him,” said Harvey. “I am disturbed that that happened and why it happened.”

Harvey saw crime scene tape and police car after police car while taking her dog out for a walk Sunday afternoon.

“I didn’t hear anything, not a thing,” said Harvey. “I just don’t understand why someone has to solve their problems with a gun, especially multiple times.”

There’s no suspect information at this time. 

Police have a RESET walk planned for Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Gary Player Road and Nottingham Road.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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