NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police are preparing to hold a community walk Monday afternoon in light of a weekend homicide.
Officers responded to the 13200 block of Aqueduct Drive around 4:45 a.m.Saturday. They found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. Police have identified the man as Chre’tien Michael Anthony Brown of Newport News.
Residents in the area say it is not uncommon to hear gunshots.
“It’s kinda shocking cause it’s right around the corner pretty much. You don’t know if someone is firing at somebody ranndom or if they knew them. I mean you could be walking aout the door and have bullets flying at you,” Marcus Simons, a nearby resident, told 10 On Your Side.
“Two years ago they shoot in the house, that window and that window. I still go the chair there where the policeman took the bullet out,” explained one resident, who asked to stay anonymous.
She wants to know what more can be done to prevent crime, but she believes it is ultimately up to the community.
“I wish the city would do more, not the police. The police are already overwhelmed because everybody screams the police shooting, the police shooting, well what are the police supposed to do?” she said.
They haven’t released any suspect information and are still investigating.
The Newport News Police Department tweeted they will be conducting a community walk in the apartment complex Monday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Those participating in the walk will be meeting at the Aqueduct Boys & Girls Club.