27-year-old arrested as suspect in death of Portsmouth man

Photo of Harvey L. Rodgers. Photo provided by the Portsmouth Police Department.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police have arrested Harvey L. Rodgers Saturday evening as a suspect in the murder of 53-year-old Johnie Gore.

Police in both Portsmouth and Virginia Beach arrested Rodgers in a joint effort to bring him into custody.

Rodgers has been charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from the Monday, March 26, shooting, according to Portsmouth officials.

Portsmouth Police dispatchers received a call around 12:30 a.m. on that early March morning for an adult male who was suffering from a gunshot wound in the 60 block of Carver Circle.

This is where police found Gore, and medics were called to the scene.

Medics transported Gore to a local hospital, where he would later die from his injuries.

Police did not say how Rodgers became a suspect or what led to his arrest.

Rodgers is currently being held at the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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