Man killed in fourth Norfolk homicide since Sunday

Larry Williams Jr. Family Photo.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man shot Wednesday night in Norfolk died overnight in the city’s fourth homicide this week.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Walker Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Once on scene, first responders found a 25-year-old man with apparent gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police confirmed he died overnight. He was identified Thursday as Larry Williams Jr.

“I got a phone call about 8:45 that said he had been shot,” the victim’s mother, Tracey Williams, said.

Tracey says she sat in the waiting room of the hospital for hours before doctors informed her that her son had passed away.

“He didn’t have any enemies that we knew of… Everybody loved him. He had so many people that loved him.”

Tracey says her son had three young sons and a daughter on the way.

“He was my only son… It’s heart-wrenching to lose your child,” she said. “It hurts, and I just thank God that he gives me the strength to be able to stand and tell people out here in the community to speak up and say something.”

As a mom copes with the pain, she wonders what happened.

“They came up to him and shot him and I guess they ran off, because no body knows who did it,” Williams said.

“I think they should speak up,” said family friend Vanessa Beck. “If it was your family or your friend, would you want somebody to do it for you?”

Police say this is the 15th homicide in Norfolk this year. 18-year-old Nateria S. Powell and 23-year-old Richard Eyerman were killed Sunday in separate shooting incidents. Five people were arrested in Virginia Beach Wednesday in the shooting death of 24-year-old Pedro Cain.

If you know anything about this shooting, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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