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Norfolk police investigate late-night homicide

By WAVY News Published: February 24, 2015, 4:50 am Updated: February 24, 2015, 9:57 pm

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) It took investigators only about 12 hours to track down the man they say is responsible for killing a Norfolk teenager late Monday night.

Just before midnight Monday, Norfolk police received a 911 call about a gunshot victim in the 800 block of Wilson Road.

According to a press release from the Norfolk Police Department, officers arrived at the scene to find a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound inside a home. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as Jacquil Harris, of Norfolk.

Before noon Tuesday, police said they had no suspects in the case. But by 1 p.m., the department s Fugitive Squad, along with the U.S.

Marshal s Fugitive Task Force, had arrested 18-year-old Michael Johnson in connection with Harris death.

Detectives said Johnson was taken into custody in the 900 block of Goff Street without incident. He was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Family members of Harris told WAVY.com several people live in the home where the shooting happened. They were not exactly sure who was home at the time of the shooting.

10 On Your Side visited Harris home address, which is just a few miles away from the shooting scene.

There, family members said the teen was an 8th grader at Ruffner Academy, where he played football.

Family members said trophies on display in the window belonged to Harris.

Crisis counseling is being provided at Ruffner Academy for students and staff members.

Detectives continue to actively investigate this incident and are asking anyone with any information to contact the Homicide Division at (757) 664-7023, or the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP .

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