EMPORIA, Va. (WRIC) — Police are conducting a homicide investigation after officers found a man shot in an Emporia front yard Tuesday night.

The Emporia Police Department said officers found 19-year-old Tavon Johnnie Harris Jr. in a front yard at the 500 block of Park Avenue with a gunshot wound around midnight on Tuesday, August 2.

Police said officers attempted to perform life-saving aid on Harris until the Greensville County Rescue Squad arrived. Harris was then taken to Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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The Emporia Police Department said officers are processing the crime scene and conducting a follow-up investigation of the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Emporia Police Department at 434-634-7320.