Portsmouth police searching for man charged with killing 2-year-old boy




  • In US
  • 2022-08-14 13:35:00Z
  • By Virginian Pilot

Portsmouth police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who has been charged with killing a 2-year-old boy.

Officers responded to a shooting around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday near the 2800 block of Deep Creek Boulevard. A 2-year-old boy was found inside the residence with a life-threatening injury. The toddler was taken to a hospital for treatment but died from his injuries three days later.

Detectives charged 39-year-old Al Demond McNeil with second degree murder in connection with the shooting. McNeil is also charged with use of a firearm and shooting in the commission of a felony.

The boy's family has been notified, according to a news release.

Anyone with information about McNeil's whereabouts is asked to contact the PPD Investigations Bureau at 757-393-8536 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line's "P3 Tips" app or visit their website at www.portscrimeline.com.

Lauren Girgis, lauren.girgis@virginiamedia.com

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