Arrest made following Portsmouth shooting

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 5:42 AM

Portsmouth shooting

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UPDATE 9/30: Police charged 37 year-old Elsworth Copeland III, of the 2500 block of Ash Street in Portsmouth on Friday with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and attempt to commit a non capital offense.  He is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office. 

PORTSMOUTH-A man is at the hospital after being shot Wednesday morning.  

Portsmouth Police were called to the 1500 block of Des Moines Avenue around 10:45 a.m.

The found the victim on the sidewalk, Det. Misty Holley told WVEC.com, and it appears he'd been hit in his lower torso. 

His condition wasn't immediately available.

Investigators didn't have any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who might have shot him.  Anyone who can help should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

 

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