Rugby Street homicide is Norfolk’s 30th this year

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Concerned family members called Norfolk Police when they couldn’t get in contact with 51-year-old Andre Livingston.

Andre Livingston
Andre Livingston

When Livingston’s sister, Paulette Livingston, went to check on him at his home on Rugby Street Monday night, she discovered him dead inside. She tells 10 On Your Side how she and a neighbor had to kick in the door to get inside the home.

“The neighbor and I kicked it in, and my brother was on the floor dead. I started screaming his name and he didn’t answer, and I hit the floor,” said Paulette Livingston. “I see him on the floor, and he wasn’t moving, and he was cold and gray, and I was just screaming and was crying.”

Livingston’s brother tells WAVY Andre was a big man, full of kindness, a neighbor who was always helping neighbors by fixing their cars. “He was a good guy. He would take people in, and he would fix their cars. Whatever he had, he’d try to do for you,” said brother Rodney Livingston.

Norfolk Police ruled Livingston’s death a homicide, but are waiting on the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

The family tells 10 On Your Side they think they know who is responsible.

Neighbors told the family they could hear an argument Sunday night between Andre and someone staying in his home, and the issue they were arguing over was money.

“He was begging Andre for money and was demanding, telling Dre if you don’t give it to me, I will take it from you,” said Paulette Livingston.

She says when she found Andre Monday he was clutching a phone. “He was trying to call me when he died. The phone number was still in the phone…We talked every day.”

This is the 30th homicide in the City of Norfolk this year.

If you have any information that could help investigators with Livingston’s case, please contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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