PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department are searching for a person of interest in a shooting that left one man dead on Saturday.
Police identified 28-year-old Robert Langston III as the victim killed in the incident.
It was after 3 p.m. when dispatchers received a call about an injured man in the 3000 block of Airline Boulevard.
Investigators said Langston suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the torso. His family has been notified.
On Sunday, family and friends set up memorials in front of the 7/11 gas station.
One of Langston's friends described him as a good father who served in the military.
“I hope the police catch him because we need justice served. He didn’t deserve this," said a friend of Langston.
Detectives are now searching for 36-year-old Robert L. Smith as a person of interest.
Anyone who has information about this case is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app or via their website at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.