October 10, 2018
Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer
DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE
Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead. At approximately 11:54 a.m., this morning police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical response to the 2000 block of Frederick Boulevard for an accident with injuries. When police arrived on scene they located an adult male that had been shot. The male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body and was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The 46-year-old male victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital and was identified as Maurice Darden of Portsmouth. Currently, officers do not have a suspect or a motive in this case. If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠. Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com. If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.