Portsmouth PD arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in fatal shooting investigation

State News

The Portsmouth Police Department says a suspect that was considered to be armed and dangerous has been arrested.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Thomas Avenue around 3pm Saturday on the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Douglas Thackston, 37, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. Thackston died from his injuries.

Investigators say Nathan Stiltner is a suspect in the shooting. Police apprehended Stiltner just before 12:30pm Sunday. Stiltner was previously arrested on charges of criminal trespassing on July 24. 

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