Commercial Robbery Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Friday, October 12, 2018

Virginia Beach Police personnel developed a plan in order to proactively address a spree of multi-jurisdictional armed robberies at 7-Eleven stores throughout the Hampton Roads area.

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, members of the 4th Precinct and Special Operations Command were actively engaged in surveillance operations of 7-Eleven stores.  This included uniformed patrol personnel and K9 support. 

At approximately 11:20 p.m., Uniformed VBPD officers observed two masked suspects, wearing all black clothing exit the 7-Eleven located at 1797 Independence Boulevard.

The two masked suspects were confronted by the officers who announced themselves and ordered the suspects to stop. 

When confronted, one of the suspects began to fire a handgun at the officers.  One round entered and passed through one of the officer's pant leg, not injuring the officer.  Both Officers returned fire at the armed suspect, striking him once.

Both suspects fled on foot.  The armed suspect was tracked by K9 and arrested.  He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The second suspect was located by a separate K9 a short distance away.  This suspect was taken into custody without incident.    

Evidence linked to the robbery was located nearby.​

Arrested:  Jasper Miles Wynn, 20, of Chesapeake.  Wynn is charged with Robbery.  Additional charges for Attempted Capital Murder, Conspiracy, Abduction, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony are forthcoming.

Arrested:  Jahkil Tiashion McPhail, 20, of the 700 block of Hampshire Lane, Virginia Beach.  McPhail is charged with two counts of Attempted Capital Murder, Conspiracy, Abduction, two counts of Robbery, and five counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming.

As per department policy, a three-tiered investigation will be conducted by the Departments Investigative Division, the Internal Affairs Division, and the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney.  The officers involved will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigations. 


MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer

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