Portsmouth homicide suspect arrested near D.C.

(Photo: Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a fugitive who was wanted for shooting a man to death in early May.

35-year-old Quintin Lee Hardy, Jr. was arrested at a home in Springfield Monday night following an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Office. This is near Washington, D.C.

The shooting occurred May 2 at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Commerce Street in the Port Norfolk area of Portsmouth. Officers found 40-year-old Tonieo Burden on the street, who later died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

The U.S. Marshals took the lead in the investigation on Nov. 5 after Hardy was charged for first degree murder and use of a firearm.

They quickly determined that Hardy was staying near the Washington, D.C. area, and narrowed it down to family members living in Springfield.

The U.S. Marshals-led task force consisted of officers from the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department.

Hardy is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center before he will return to Portsmouth.

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