Portsmouth Police open homicide investigation after shooting

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 2000 block of Frederick Boulevard.

Dispatchers received the 911 call for an accident with injuries at 11:54 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a male subject, identified as 46-year-old Maurice Darden, shot in the leg. He was transported to a local hospital with a serious injury and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An update at 1:37 p.m. from the department stated that the shooting incident investigation was upgraded to a homicide investigation.

This is an active investigation. If you or someone you know has information in this case leading to an arrest, take action and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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