Boy Killed in Daylight Shooting Captured on Doorbell Camera in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia – A tragic incident unfolded on Farragut Street in Portsmouth, as the peaceful neighborhood was shattered by the sound of gunfire that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy. The heart-wrenching moment was captured by a doorbell camera, revealing the chilling aftermath of the shooting that occurred in broad daylight.

The suspect, Shawnday Ross, a 31-year-old woman, has been arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Portsmouth police are actively searching for Cleon Deonte Banks, a 26-year-old individual considered armed and dangerous, who is a person of interest in the case.

According to authorities, the devastating incident unfolded around 6:15 p.m. on Friday when police responded to reports of gunshots on Farragut Street. Tragically, the young victim succumbed to a life-threatening gunshot wound at the hospital following the shooting.

John Morin-Leidig and Jennifer Dunleavy, residents in the neighborhood, were shocked by the cascade of gunshots captured by their doorbell camera. The terrifying sound of approximately 20 gunshots ringing out prompted the realization that a horrific tragedy had occurred in their community.

Terrified by the intensity of the gunfire, Morin-Leidig and Dunleavy recounted the harrowing experience of fearing an active shooter in their neighborhood. The sudden eruption of violence during daytime hours heightened their fears, reflecting the escalating gun violence plaguing their community.

Portsmouth Police Chief Stephen Jenkins expressed his outrage over the senseless loss of yet another young life due to disputes settled with guns. The tragic incident underscores the urgent need for addressing youth violence and the devastating consequences that stem from such conflicts.

Darrell Redmond, founder of Give Back 2 Da Block, witnessed the aftermath of the shooting and described the profound impact on the community. As a longtime acquaintance of the victim’s family, Redmond emphasized the deep pain and grief that has enveloped the neighborhood in the wake of the tragedy.

The heartbreaking loss of a child to gun violence has left a scar on the community, highlighting the urgent need for preventive measures and support for families affected by such senseless acts of violence. The community is mourning the loss of a young life full of potential and innocence, echoing the need for unity and resilience in the face of tragedy.