Man shot, killed outside Newport News restaurant identified

A 25-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a car outside TJ’s Sports Tavern in Newport News Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The man was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Credit: WAVY Photo/Rico Bush

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 25-year-old was killed overnight after he was shot outside of a Newport News restaurant.

Brandon Williams. Credit: Family photo
Brandon Williams. Credit: Family photo

Police say they received a call around 12:42 a.m. for a reported shooting at TJ’s Sports Tavern on Huntington Avenue.

Responding officers found a man slumped over in a car who appeared to have been shot at least one time.

The man, who was identified as Brandon Williams, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say Williams suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Photos: Shooting investigation in Newport News

Police are looking for a suspect who they say was wearing a black jacket with a hood, jeans and black shoes and was last seen running north on Warwick Boulevard.

Newport News police spokesman Lou Thurston said they hope the video can help identify a suspect and vehicle of interest seen in surveillance footage from the restaurant.

“The suspect apparently had — at some point before the shooting — had walked in, walked around and then walked back out,” Thurston said.

Thurston said the suspect walked outside, then walked over to talk to Williams. Police said sometime after that is when Williams was shot.

The restaurant was back open for business Friday afternoon. One of the co-owners says Williams and the shooter were not regulars.

Police officers were seen Friday afternoon looking for traces of the suspected gunman just north of the tavern.

10 On Your Side spoke with neighbors Friday who say this is the first time they have heard of something like this happening. Some of the neighbors say they moved to this area of the city because it is so quiet.

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