Police: homicide investigation underway in Accomack Co.

ATLANTIC, Va. – The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating after a man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound early Saturday morning.

According to police, at around 12:15 a.m., they received reports of a subject being shot on Tull Circle in Atlantic. On arrival, deputies found a man lying in the living room floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Cervone Copes of Atlantic, VA. His body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Virginia State Police and the Parksley Police Department assisted the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office in this investigation.

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