Man charged with second-degree murder in Norfolk’s first homicide of 2019

NORFOLK, Va. – Authorities arrested a man Wednesday in connection with Norfolk’s first homicide of the year.

Eugene Johnson, Jr.

43-year-old Eugene Johnson, Jr. of Norfolk has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for the March 9 death of 40-year-old Lorenzo Antwoine Roberts.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday at the Miami International Airport after a multi-jurisdictional fugitive investigation involving the Norfolk Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Officers responded to the 2600 block of Ballentine Boulevard for a report of a shooting around 11 p.m. Saturday night and found Roberts suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have not yet released the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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