Hampton teen arrested in connection with attempted robbery, maiming investigation

Posted at 3:08 PM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 15:25:28-04

Oshea Javon Phela Ross

Hampton, Va. – Hampton police have arrested a teen in connection with an attempted robbery and maiming investigation that happened on Wednesday, October 1.

At 8:24 p.m., Hampton police received a shots fired complaint in the 2100 block of Woodmansee Drive.

While officers were on the way to the scene, police say the complaint was upgraded to a shooting.

When police arrived, they found a 33-year-old Hampton man in the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, where he currently remains.

Police say the victim and a female companion had been in the 2100 block of Woodmansee Drive when they were approached by two unknown suspects, one of whom displayed a firearm and demanded the victims’ personal effects. When the firearm was displayed, the female fled the scene and the male victim removed a knife from his waistband, police say. He proceeded to engage in a physical struggle with the armed suspect, who subsequently shot the victim multiple times. The victim was able to flee the scene and was located in the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard by responding officers.

As a result of the physical altercation, the suspect sustained a laceration and fled the scene. He was located in his home in the first block of Glascow Way. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. After receiving treatment for his injuries, he was taken into custody, police say.

The suspect did not retrieve any property from either victim. The additional suspect, who initially approached both victims, fled the scene as the struggle between the victim and armed suspect took place, police say.

The suspect, who has been arrested in connection with this incident, has been identified as 19-year-old Oshea Javon Phela Ross of the first block of Glascow Way in Hampton. He has been charged with two counts of Attempted Robbery, two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and one count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding. He is currently in the custody of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office.