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Police: Man charged in 4-year-old son's fatal shooting

Posted April 20

— A Virginia man has been charged in the shooting death of his 4-year-old son.

Norfolk police said Thursday in a statement that 26-year-old Rayvon Messer is charged with second-degree murder.

Police say paramedics responded Wednesday night to find the boy outside a home in the Ocean View area of the city. Rayvon A. Messer Jr. died from the gunshot wound shortly after being rushed to a hospital.

Police haven't released any more details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which is under investigation.

Messer is being held without bail. He's also charged with using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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This story has been updated to correct that Norfolk police now say the child was 4 years old, not 3 years old.

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