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Chesapeake shooting leaves one man dead, police looking for suspect

According to a release, police received a call at 7:58 a.m. about a man who had been shot in a home on the 4000 block of Sloop Trail.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Chesapeake Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a man dead Saturday. 

According to a release, police received a call before 8 a.m. about a man who had been shot in a home on the 4000 block of Sloop Trail.

When officers arrived, they found the victim who had died at the scene. 

He's been identified as Jermaine Lee Leslie Jr., 23, of Portsmouth. 

Police said the suspect forced themselves into the home before the shooting and ran away. 

Neighbor Monya Owens told 13NewsNow he knew the victim. 

"I was shocked. I was asleep. I woke up and my cousin was telling me, 'It's crazy how you see people one day and not see them the next,'" he said. 

Owens is pleading for gun violence to stop. He said he'll remember his close friend as a joyful person. 

"I was with him every day, as a friendship, for real. He didn't really have anybody. There are a lot of us out here who took him in," said Owens. 

The situation remains under investigation.

If you have any information that can help police, contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip here.