PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police say they have a suspect in custody in connection with an overnight homicide investigation.
Michael Coker is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the investigation.
Officers were called to the 3600 block of County Street around 11:20 p.m. Responding officers found a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. He has been identified as 65-year-old Idoius Copeland.
Police say the suspect, Coker, was immediately identified and taken into custody. Detectives say Coker and the man had had a verbal argument earlier on Sunday.
Coker is currently being held at Portsmouth City Jail. Police say an investigation into the homicide is ongoing.