MURDER USA Kevin Howell charged with murder
of Maurice Gore
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Sgt. John Doyle, of the Portsmouth Police Department, reports an arrest in a murder that took place on April 9, 2017. On April 19, 2017, at approximately 8:00 P.M., Portsmouth Police Department detectives took Kevin L. Howell into custody for allegedly committing homicide.
Howell, 34, of Portsmouth has been charged with 1st Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department, Major Crimes Unit, are continuing their investigation into the shooting that injured one and took the life of another. On Sunday, April 9, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., police communications received a call requesting police and medical assistance for a male who was shot in the 2300 block of Charleston Avenue. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper torso. Medics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Maurice Gore of Portsmouth.
As officers continued their investigation into the shooting, police dispatch notified them of a man with a gunshot wound that had just walked into the emergency room of a local hospital. Officers responded to the hospital and located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The male’s injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening.
Anyone with information about this shooting incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887). As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a caller’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.