Man dies days after being shot in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A man died from a gunshot wound that police initially thought was not life-threatening. 

On September 4, around 3 a.m., officers were in the 900 block of Tidewater Dr. checking for a person who may have been shot.

Police found 18-year-old Jeremiah Melton with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Medics took Melton to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died on September 7.

Officers are investigating his death as a homicide.

Detectives have not released any suspect information at this time, but they ask anyone with information about this shooting to contact the Norfolk Crime Line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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