Police investigating Newport News homicide


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday night on Tahiska Lane, off of Old Denbigh Boulevard.

Dispatchers received the emergency call just before 10 p.m. after someone heard gunshots in the area of Tahiska Lane.  Police found 23-year-old Lawson C. Breedlove lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they are still looking for a suspect.

10 On Your Side talked with neighbors. ” It was pretty surprising at first,  I mean I was shocked to see it when I looked out the window, I was like that’s a, that’s a dead guy,” said Devin Walker.

He came home to find police swarming around his home.  He has lived there for about 10 years and is concerned about the direction the neighborhood is going.

“It’s been going downhill a little bit in the past few years, cause I’ve lived here about 9 to 10 years, so it’s been off and on. There’s been some incidents. I think there was a shooting a few months back over down the street.”

If you know anything that can help detectives in this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.