UPDATE: Police now looking for vehicle, suspects in connection to Portsmouth homicide

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Update: Portsmouth police are now looking for a vehicle that may have been involved in a homicide that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. 

They are looking for a dark colored Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis that has temporary tags. 

They say the driver had braids or twists in his hair. The passenger is a man who has dreadlocks. 

If you've seen this vehicle, please call the CrimeLine at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Portsmouth, Va. - Photos of 23-year-old Delante Eley are all his family has left. Tuesday evening, his mother, Shelita Eley, says he was gunned down - shot in the face just feet from his home on Ketch Drive in Portsmouth.

"That’s where my baby died at,” Shelita Eley says as she points out the spot of grass her son was found on. “Right there."

His killer is still on the streets.

"I'm never going to see him again,” Shelita Eley says. "How could you be so cold and do that to somebody?"

Eley leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter.

"She knows that he's not coming back," Shelita Eley says.

He also leaves behind a fiancée. Shana Stoner says they were supposed to get married this summer.

"My future husband is gone and I can't do anything about it to bring him back," she says.

Earlier Tuesday, another man was murdered in Portsmouth. Police say 26-year-old Ahmad Parker was also shot, found dead inside a car off Dale Drive.

Shelita says she was just looking at pictures of Parker. She says their families are related.

"Rest in peace pictures,” Shelita says. “Two hours later I get a phone call that my son is shot and he's gone."

Portsmouth Police say a black vehicle was seen driving away after Eley was shot. They now need the public's help to find who did this.

"I just want them to get caught so they won't hurt anybody else,” Shelita Eley says. “If they know something just say something please."

If you have any information for investigators about either shooting, take action against crime and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


  • Clotus_Jones

    Actually, the headline should have read “My Future Ex-Husband is Gone”. 50% of all marriages end in divorce and 75% of all divorces are filed by women. They usually dump their husbands in middle-age so that he retires in poverty. The laws give the woman everything and leave the guy with only the clothes his back plus any remaining bills and debts that acquired together. Looks like she’ll have to find someone else to fleece.

    • Clotus Jones

      It’s true. Men are disposable and women only want resources. Now she’ll need to find someone else to pay her bills. There’s not a big difference between marriage and prostitution.

      • Just me!

        You are so wrong, maybe your wife walk away from you due to your ignorance and by the way your comments about women and divorce has nothing to do with the news.

        • Clotus Jones

          Based on the “entitled” tone of your post I assume you are a woman. You know as well as I do that a woman won’t give it up unless money is involved (paying for dinner/movie/flowers/jewelry/a house). I say why not just cut to the chase and give a woman the cash. Marriage is a business contract. In this article, a potential business partner will have to find a new partner to exploit.

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