Man dies days after altercation

Joshua Horton, photo courtesy Chesapeake Police.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A man struck in the head during an altercation has died and the other man involved is facing a murder charge.

Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department said officers were called to the 4300 block of Fontana Avenue June 16 around 6 p.m. for a report of an injured person. Steven Musick, 29, of Chesapeake was hit in the head with an unknown object and transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation revealed Musick and another man, 36-year-old Joshua Horton, were involved in an altercation outside Horton’s home. Horton was charged with malicious wounding in the case.

O’Sullivan said Musick’s condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.

The charge of malicious wounding was nolle prosequi against Horton and a new charge of first degree murder was placed, O’Sullivan said.

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