One dead in shooting on Grimes Avenue, police ID the victim

(WAVY/Liz Palka)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are investigating a third homicide in a matter of three days.

Police say one person was fatally shot on Grimes Avenue, Tuesday. Grimes Avenue is in the Bromley area of the city.

On Wednesday, police identified the victim as 26-year-old Rohan Young.

Norfolk police responded to the scene in the 6300 block of Grimes Avenue, shortly before 5:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found Young suffering from a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A property on Grimes Avenue, and a tow truck parked in front of the home, appeared to be the focus of the investigation.

Multiple witnesses confirm to they saw a man on the porch of the house shoot a man who was standing in the yard.

David Scott lives nearby and watched the shooting from his window. He said a tow truck driver pulled up to the house and the driver got out. He said here was an exchange between the driver and a man on the porch. He said both men were wearing the same lime green attire.

“The next thing I know, the other guy pulls his hand up and he’s got a gun,” said Scott. “And he shoots the guy two times in the chest. The guy immediately falls over.”

Scott said he called police and described to them everything he saw, including that the suspect was still on the property. Although police have not released any suspect information, Scott said the suspect was taken into custody by police.

Another neighbor, Jonathan Brown, was just coming home from work when he saw the victim lying on the ground with a bloody chest. He said he ran over and immediately started helping the man, who was still conscious at the time.

“Went over there,” Brown explained. “Tried to see if the guy was conscious and stable. Tried to ask questions to figure out what was going on.”

WAVY News’ crew witnessed police carry a young child from the scene. They later removed a car seat from the tow truck, and put both the car seat and child in another police cruiser. The child was not harmed. Police have not released if the child is related to anyone at the scene.

10 on your side reached out to Triple-A of Tidewater about the tow truck.  A spokeswoman said the truck was part of a company, contracted to work with AAA, but that it did not belong to AAA.

If you have any information about this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.


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