Police search for suspect wanted in connection to Norfolk shooting

Posted at 11:25 AM, Jan 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-09 20:09:20-05

Norfolk, Va. - Police tell NewsChannel 3 a shooting was reported near a Norfolk elementary school Wednesday morning and now they are looking for a suspect.

The call came in at approximately 10:54 a.m. The caller reported a person had been shot in the 4545 block of Robin Hood Road and Early Street, near Sherwood Forest Elementary School.

Police say there was one adult male gunshot victim who was hospitalized. He remains in serious condition.

They say Sherwood Forest Elementary School was put on lockdown as a precaution around 10:50 a.m. Police lifted the school lockdown at 11:10 a.m.

Police are now looking for Alexic Tariq Russell. He is suspected of being involved in the shooting. He is considered armed and dangerous and is known to frequent the Woolsey Street area of Norfolk. 

He is facing charges including malicious wounding, use of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharge firearm within 1000' of a school.

If you know anything that could help police find Russell, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.