Newport News man dies two days after assault

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 59-year-old man has died from injuries he received during a fight and police are seeking information about a suspect.

Saturday, around 8:45 p.m., Newport News police say someone approached two officers at the intersection of 32nd Street and Roanoke Avenue to tell them about a fight in the 1100 block of 33rd Street. The officers were directed to the backyard of a home, where they found a man lying on the ground. According to police, the man had visible signs of trauma.

The victim, Gregory Sanford, was taken to the hospital, where he died Monday night.

If you have any information about this deadly assault, homicide detectives are asking that you call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. You can remain anonymous.

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