A Month After A Shooting Left 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Virginia, Police Say They Arrested A Suspect

Source: Portsmouth police; MEGA

Oct. 22 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A double shooting in Virginia left one person dead, police said. Now, a suspect has been arrested and charged with murder.

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Around 4 a.m. on Sept. 25, police in Portsmouth, Virginia, responded to a reported shooting on Carver Circle. When police arrived, they found two people shot with life-threatening injuries.

One of the victims, 41-year-old Lamont Brown, died from his injuries, Portsmouth police said.

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Investigators aggravated 29-year-old Avery Peoples as a suspect. A month later, police announced this week that Peoples was apprehended.

He was charged with first-degree murder, malicious wounding and a host of other counts.

Police have not released a motive in the shooting.


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