UPDATE: Armed Robbery and Domestic Cases In Close Proximity-Officer Injured, Two Arrests Made

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UPDATE:  December 13, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

The injured officer, an 8-year veteran, has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home.

A 17-year-old male related to the robbery has been charged with Robbery, Conspiracy and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

A second 17-year-old male related to the assault on the officer has been charged with Attempt Capital Murder of a Police Officer.  Investigators have also determined that this juvenile was also involved in the assault and robbery that occurred in the 4800 block of Shore Drive.  Additionally, this juvenile has been charged with Robbery, Malicious Assault, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

Both juveniles are being held in the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention center without bond.


MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer


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On December 13, 2017 at 2:36 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a citizen in the 4800 block of Shore Drive, who stated they had just been assaulted and robbed by a person who was armed with a gun.  The suspect had fled the area on foot.

The officer obtained the suspect's description and his last known direction of travel as additional officers converged in the area to search for him.  During this search, a K9 officer located the juvenile suspect in the 4700 block of Price Circle and was able to place him into custody without incident.  The victim of the robbery/assault suffered minor injuries who was cared for on scene by Virginia Beach EMS.

Meanwhile, at 2:47 a.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a domestic in the 4700 block of Victory Road.  Officers responded and located a male juvenile in the front of the residence who became uncooperative.  As officers were attempting to detain him, a struggle ensued and the suspect stabbed one of the officers with a knife.  Other officers on scene immediately rendered first aid to the injured officer, as the juvenile suspect was placed into custody without further incident.

The injured officer was transported to a local hospital by Virginia Beach EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

 

MPO Linda Kuehn

Police Public Affairs Officer

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