NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- What was originally thought to be a traffic accident turns out to be a shooting in Newport News.

Police originally received a call of a motorcycle accident on Old Oyster Point Road just before 2 a.m. When officers got there, they discovered the motorcyclist had been shot.

The motorcyclist, 54-year-old Taari Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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