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22-year-old man wanted for Hampton shooting that left innocent bystander dead

Investigators believe the victim was an innocent bystander, trying to step in and stop a domestic situation.

HAMPTON, Va. — Detectives are investigating a homicide after a man was shot in Hampton on July 22.

According to the Hampton Police Division, a 20-year-old man was shot shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of East Mercury Boulevard, near a Papa John's.  

Deshawn Powell was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later.

Officers initially said they thought Powell was specifically targeted by the suspect, but in a July 27 update, said that likely wasn't the case. Officers said he was an innocent bystander.

A spokesperson for the police department said Powell was trying "to intervene in an ongoing domestic issue." 

Now, police are looking for Jaylin Divyne, 22. 

Credit: Hampton Police Division

Sgt. Williams with the Hampton Police Division said he is wanted for one count of Murder, one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and one count of Reckless Handling of a Firearm.   

If you have any information that can help police, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online at P3Tips.com. You can also contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111.