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Posted on: March 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Police make arrest in Norfolk’s first homicide of 2019

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A Norfolk man has been arrested on charges stemming from Norfolk’s first homicide of 2019.

Eugene Johnson Jr., 43, of the 1700 block of Pope Avenue has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Johnson was arrested today at the Miami International Airport after a multi-jurisdictional fugitive investigation involving Norfolk Police, United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Officers responded to the shooting in the 2600 block of Ballentine Boulevard around 11 p.m. Saturday night and found a man, identified as Lorenzo A. Roberts, 40, with multiple gunshot wounds. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have not released the motive or circumstances surrounding this shooting.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Norfolk Crime Line at Line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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