Victim identified after fatal Norfolk shooting

Scene of deadly shooting on July 16, 2014. (WAVY/Lavoy Harrell)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Police are investigating a fatal shooting after a man was found early Wednesday with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to a press release from Cpl. Melinda Wray with Norfolk Police, the Norfolk Emergency Operations Center received numerous calls around 4:40 a.m. Officers responded to Jason Avenue, near Hancock Avenue, for a “gunshot disturbance.”

A witness on the scene told WAVY News’ Deanna LeBlanc she heard “pops” early Wednesday morning, and looked out her back door to see a person lying on the ground. The witness said she stated that she is a nurse, and went to help the victim and tried to begin CPR.

Emergency responders arrived and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Dajuan F. Glover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

WAVY’s Deanna LeBlanc reported a man who was possibly a family member of the victim arrived on the scene shortly before 8 a.m., and tried to cross the police tape. LeBlanc said the man, who was visibly distraught, did not step back when asked to do so by police. He was taken into custody and searched, and was released a short time later. Police charged him with disorderly conduct.

Neighbor Vincent Skinner said he found four bullet holes on the side of his house after the deadly shooting.

“I jumped up because I thought somebody was beating on the side of my house, and then the shooting started again, ‘Bam, bam, bam, bam.’ That’s when I hit the floor. I jumped on the floor and crawled in the kitchen and called 911,” Skinner said.

Shirley Davis was one of many people who filled the street after learning of Glover’s death. She said he was like a son to her.

“I don’t know what happened. All I know, I got a phone call from my niece and said he had got killed, and it just tore me all to pieces because I’ve been knowing him 15 years,” she said.

Matisha Byers said she and the victim had been friends for years: “He’s just been helping us out with anything. He was good people. He was a sweetheart … I wouldn’t know anybody that would want to kill him.”

Police have not made an arrest in the homicide investigation, yet.

The shooting was Norfolk’s 24th homicide this year. During the same time period last year, there were 15 homicides.

10 On Your Side contacted police departments in other Hampton Roads cities for information on homicide rates from this year, compared to the same time period last year:

  • January 1 – July 16, 2014: Norfolk: 24, Newport News: 12, Chesapeake: 5, Hampton: 8, Portsmouth: 7, Suffolk: 0, Virginia Beach: 13
  • January 1 – July 16, 2013: Norfolk: 15, Newport News: 10, Chesapeake: 1, Hampton: 7, Portsmouth: 2, Suffolk: 5, Virginia Beach: 11

Anyone with any information about this homicide is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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