Man found dead with multiple gunshot wounds outside Newport News apartment complex

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A man with multiple gunshot wounds died outside an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Garden Drive in southeast Newport News on Sunday, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shooting at 2 p.m. found the victim.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, Newport News police identified the man as 30-year-old Lewis Watkins III.

Police said he circumstances of this incident remain under investigation. No information regarding potential suspects has been released at this time.

Anyone with information that can assist in the investigation is encouraged to call the anonymous Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP or send an anonymous tip online at

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