Suspect of East Ocean View homicide caught in Portsmouth

Jamal Branch, 22, is charged with second-degree murder in the May 21 shooting death of 23-year-old Richard Eyerman. Credit: Norfolk Police Department.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The man wanted for a fatal shooting in East Ocean View last month was caught Thursday night in Portsmouth.

Norfolk police were called to the scene of the shooting just before 9 p.m. on May 21.

Officers found 23-year-old Richard Eyerman suffering from a gunshot wound. Eyerman died at the scene.

Police say Jamal Branch, 22, was arrested without incident around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Dale Drive. Branch is facing a second-degree murder charge for the shooting.

He is currently being held at Norfolk City Jail.