UPDATE: Hopewell homicide victim identified

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell police are investigating an early morning murder. It happened just before 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Poplar Street.

Officers found the body of a black male lying in the street. The victim, who succumbed to a gunshot wound, has now been identified as Johnell Christian Haynes, 23, of Prince George County.

He died of a gunshot wound and has not yet been identified. His body is now at the state medical examiner's office.

This is the City of Hopewell's second homicide for 2010.

If you know anything that can help police call Crime Solvers at 541-2202.

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