Man charged with murder in Portsmouth shooting

Kevin L. Howell (Photo: Portsmouth Police Department)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a deadly shooting in Portsmouth.

Around 2:12 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, officers were called to the 2300 block of Charleston Avenue for a report of a man shot. Police got to the scene to find 34-year-old Maurice Gore dead.

34-year-old Kevin L. Howell was taken into custody around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He’s charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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