NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police say a man who was shot in the neck after a verbal confrontation is expected to recover.
Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Marshall Avenue in reference to a shooting, Saturday at 3:24 a.m.
The victim told police he and a female were walking along Marshall Avenue when he became involved in a verbal confrontation with a man and was shot in the neck.
According to police, the suspect fired several shots at the victim striking him once. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5`6″, “chubby” build, with a small afro, wearing a dark-colored pullover with “USA” across the front and a red stripe down the sleeves and dark blue jeans. Police say the suspect ran from the area after the shooting.
If you have any information about this shooting, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.