Second-degree murder charge dismissed after Portsmouth homicide investigation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Portsmouth Police previously arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting in the 6200 block of Dunkirk Street.

Devontae Roshaud Robinson

Police announced they arrested 26-year-old Devontae Robinson in connection with the death of 26-year-old Reginald Lamont Smith II of Portsmouth. Robinson was originally charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

In February, 2019 Robinson’s second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony charges were dismissed in court.

Police said the shooting incident happened just hours after another fatal shooting that happened in the city around 2:30 a.m.

Officers arrived on scene to find Smith suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper body.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting was being investigated as a homicide.

A shooting that left one man seriously injured in Portsmouth on Monday happened less than a mile away from where this deadly shooting occurred.

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