One man dead after stabbing incident in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. – One man is dead after being stabbed early Saturday morning.

Portsmouth Police responded to the 1500 block of Maple Avenue just after midnight.

When they arrived, they found 40-year-old Darnell Phillips with a stab wound to his chest.

According to police, Phillips was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide. No suspect information has been released.

The Portsmouth Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.