Crime Line

Newport News Crime Line – Week of August 6th, 2018


I’m MPO Brandon Maynard.  The Newport News Police Department needs your help to solve a past homicide.

On December 18th, 2016 at approximately 6:14 PM, Newport News Police were dispatched to the area of the Happy Shopper, located in the 4700 block of Marshall Avenue in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Another officer located a second victim, who was identified as 33 year-old Sean Clinton of the 4600 block of Marshall Avenue. Mr. Clinton was suffering a gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It was reported that two black males approached the victims armed with firearms and shots were fired. One of the suspects was described as approximately 18 years old and dark skin and the other was approximately 18 years old and light skin, wearing a black skull cap.

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