Suspect charged with murder of 70-year-old Hampton man

Joel Burrell (Photo courtesy of the Hampton Police Division)
Joel Burrell (Photo courtesy of the Hampton Police Division)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man has been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting that left a 70-year-old Hampton man dead.

At 12:35 p.m. on October 9, dispatchers got a call reporting an unresponsive man in a home in the 1900 block of Somerville Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they found Donald Burrell suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Burrell lived at the home. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police: 70-year-old Hampton man shot dead in his home

30-year-old Joel Burrell was arrested and has been charged with murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Burrell is being held at the Hampton City Jail.

Police say they’re still investigating the circumstances and motive behind the shooting. If you have any information that can help, call the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.