Police identify suspect in Franklin homicide

Sol Damacus Burke, aka Dukey

Sol Damacus Burke, aka Dukey

Franklin, Va. – Franklin police have identified a suspect in Thursday evening’s homicide on Pearl Street.

Police are searching for 25-year-old Sol Damacus Burke, aka ‘Dukey’.

Burke is a black man, 6’ 4”, 230 lbs., and has a tattoo of “Dukey” on his right forearm and bicep. His last known address is 1215 Blythewood Lane in Suffolk.

Police say Burke should be considered armed and dangerous. Burke is wanted for the shooting death of Eric Dewayne Smith, who died of a gunshot wound to his lower torso at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Thursday night.

Anyone with information as to the location of Sol Damacus Burke should call the Franklin Police Department at 757-562-8575, Detective Corporal J. Butts at 757-562-2849 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.

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