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Police identify man killed in Petersburg shooting

Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 22:31:16-05

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Police have identified a man killed in a Petersburg shooting late Friday afternoon.

Officers were called to a report of a person shot on Wythe Street and S. Street at 3:30 p.m.

On scene, they found 20-year-old Sherman Xavier Miffin of Petersburg with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Miffin was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.

Petersburg Police are asking that anyone who may have been in the area around that time and witnessed or heard anything contact them at (804)732-42222 or at