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Posted on: September 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Man succumbs to injuries initially thought to be non-life threatening

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A young man has died from a gunshot wound initially thought to be non-life threatening.

Shorty after 3:00 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017 police responded to the 900 block of Tidewater Drive for a person possibly suffering with a gunshot wound. When police arrived, they found 18-year-old Jeremiah Melton of Norfolk with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. 

Melton was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by paramedics.

On Thursday, September 7th, Melton succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

His death has been classified as an active homicide investigation.

Detectives have not released any suspect information at this time, but ask for anyone with information about this shooting 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 to 

No other information is available for release at this time. 

Stay with Norfolk Police News for updates to this story and other breaking news.

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