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Police identify 18-year-old killed in Hopewell park

Police say the man, identified as Joshua Israel Psalms Arrington, 18, had life-threatening...
Police say the man, identified as Joshua Israel Psalms Arrington, 18, had life-threatening gunshot wounds and died at the scene.(Hopewell Police)
Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 11:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 12:49 PM EDT
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HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Police have identified the 18-year-old who was killed in a shooting at a park in Hopewell on July 4.

Officers responded to calls reporting shots fired and a large disturbance in Arlington Park around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

When officers arrived at 2700 Courthouse Road, they found a man unresponsive in the roadway. Police say the man, identified as Joshua Israel Psalms Arrington, 18, had life-threatening gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Several vehicles at the park were damaged by bullets, according to a release from the Hopewell Police Department.

The department is investigating the matter as a death investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Lead Detective Kate Williamson of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at 804-541-2284.

People with information who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime Solvers hotline at 804-541-2202 or the P3tips mobile app.

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