Man’s shooting death in Newport News prompts homicide investigation

Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police in Newport News are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting that left 49-year-old Christopher Jeroid Alston dead.

At 8:50 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of 27th Street in reference to a suspicious body, arriving to find Alston suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Alston was pronounced dead on scene minutes later. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

There are no suspects at this time, and this remains an ongoing investigation.

The police department held a community walk Tuesday afternoon.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted online here.

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