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Posted on: April 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police arrest man in connection with Fremont Street homicide


NORFOLK, Va. - Shortly after 7:05 p.m. Friday evening, April 22, 2016, officers were on scene of a barricade situation in the 1300 block of Church Street, when they heard several gunshots in the area of O'Keefe and Fremont Street.

When officers arrived at the intersection, they found 31-year-old Deandre Raynor of Norfolk lying on the ground, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Responding officers attempted to perform life saving measures on scene, but Raynor passed away after medics transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Through the police investigation, the suspect was positively identified as Lawrence Brown, 26, of the 1400 block of Proescher Street. Detectives secured warrants for 2nd degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and attempted malicious wounding. Brown was arrested on Saturday April 23, 2016 in Norfolk without incident.

Brown remains in the Norfolk City Jail, held without bond.

As detectives continue to investigate this homicide, they ask anyone with additional information to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at either:

CALL: 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887)
TEXT: Text "NORFOLK" and your tip information to 274637 (CRIMES)
WEB: Submit a web-tip at:

There is no further information available for release at this time.

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