PETERSBURG, Va. -- Petersburg Police have asked for help catching a killer.
Michael Davis, 35, was shot and killed early Saturday morning while on the front porch of his Diamond Street home.
"I hear gunfire, next thing I knew, bullets were coming through my wall. So I hit the floor," neighbor Ernest Wynn said. "I could actually hear the bullets coming through the sheet rock."
Wynn suspected more than a dozen shots were fired. Once the shooting stopped, the scream began.
"It was just so much pandemonium. Chaos," he said. "We didn’t know maybe the child next door got hurt."
A nine-year-old child and a woman were in the home when Davis was killed.
"Just grateful that nobody else got hurt," Wynn said. "My heart goes out. I feel sorry for the young man who lost his life, for his family."
One clue that might help close the case was a knock on Wynn's door minutes before the shooting.
"A gentleman came over and asked for a cigarette, but I told him I didn’t smoke," Wynn said. "He said alright, went back, said he was sorry to disturb us."
Michael Davis was the City of Petersburg's third homicide of the year.
“Just as a whole, no respect for life," Wynn said.
Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.
This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email firstname.lastname@example.org to send a tip.