Dare County schools closed Tuesday

Portsmouth Police investigate homicide after man found shot

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday.

A man was found shot in the upper torso in the 1100 block of Wilcox Ave., around 2:30 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Joshua Sykes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I don’t understand how this happened. He was a good-hearted dude," JB Cameron, a friend of Sykes's, said to News 3 

Police haven't said if Sykes lived in the home. 

There is no suspect information at this time.

If you have information that can help police call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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