Portsmouth father gunned down blocks away from home

Photo of Jesse Coulter was provided by his family.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A father was shot and killed just blocks away from his home early Saturday morning.

Family members of Jesse Coulter say he leaves behind children and a big family. "He was a good person. He was a family person. He did anything in the world for anybody that he could," his sister Crystal said. "He was a lovable happy person he did not deserve this."

Officers got the call about the shooting just after midnight on Saturday. When they got to the intersection of Alywin Road and Woodland Street, they found Coulter. They took him to the hospital, but he died.

"Father’s Day is tomorrow. Someone come forward and just talk," said Amy Horan, a friend. "Let us know the information."

Police don't have any information on a suspect or motive. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Portsmouth Police at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.