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Norfolk Police make arrest in Tuesday shooting on Pleasant Avenue that left a man dead

Chris Graham
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Norfolk Police have arrested a man following a shooting on Pleasant Avenue that left another man dead.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the 2900 block of Pleasant Avenue for the report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The man, identified as Albert P. Johnson, 38, of Norfolk, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

As a result of the investigation, Leroy F. King, 73, was taken into custody at the scene. King has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm.

King is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Detectives have not released any additional circumstances surrounding this incident.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].