Police investigating homicide after driver in Suffolk crash killed by gunshot

SUFFOLK, Va. – A man has died after a two-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of College Drive Friday evening.

Dispatchers received a call advising of a crash involving three passenger vehicles shortly after 6 p.m. After further investigation, police determined that only two vehicles were involved.

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The driver of one of the vehicles was found to have suffered from a gunshot wound. Identified as 19-year-old Sidney Watson of Chesapeake, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police announced Saturday that they are investigating Watson’s death as a homicide.

The passenger of the vehicle who was reported to have been taken to a local hospital also suffered from a gunshot wound. Police say the passenger’s injuries are non-life-threatening and he was treated and released. He has been identified as 19-year-old Jaylon Marquis Hamilton.

No suspect has been identified at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Suffolk Police or the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit at tip online at P3Tips.com, via the Suffolk Police Department website and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link or at the department’s Facebook page.

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