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Man suspected of shooting child turns himself in to police in Portsmouth

Portsmouth police said Marquelle B. Simon turned himself in Saturday.
Credit: Porstmouth Police
Marquelle B. Simon

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A 19-year-old Chesapeake man suspected of shooting a five-year-old boy is in custody.

Portsmouth police said Marquelle B. Simon turned himself in Saturday.

Simon was served active warrants for aggravated malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The shooting happened on March 20 around 8:40 p.m.

Police responded to calls Friday night about gunshots being fired in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue in Portsmouth--and that a child had been shot in the torso, and was being driven to a nearby hospital.

When police arrived at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, they met with the victim's mother. The boy was being treated for life-threatening injuries and was transferred to a second hospital.

Police have not released an updated condition for the child. 

Anyone who has information about where to find Simon is asked to call the crimeline at 1.888.Lock.U.Up.

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