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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection to ODU shooting

Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 23:49:30-04

UPDATE: A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in reference to a shooting that occurred at ODU back in September. 

Police have charged Roy M. Atkins of the 100 block of Tyler Avenue in Newport News. He has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was arrested in Williamsburg. 

He is now being held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional jail. He is waiting to be extradited back to Norfolk. 

Norfolk Police have released surveillance video that they hope will help them find who shot an ODU student near campus on September 20th.

Police say the video is the clearest one that shows the men wanted for questioning in the shooting. The footage was captured by ODU security cameras just after the shooting. The men are shown walking into a building.

Police say they don’t know if the men are students and won’t say where the camera is located.

ODU Junior Jerica Carmichael was shot in the back, but was not seriously hurt. The shooting happened near Killam Avenue and 43rd Street.

Carmichael previously told police that she had left a friend’s house when she saw a group of men arguing. Then she heard gunshots.

Her roommate, who did not want to be identified, told NewsChannel 3 that she saw the shooter.

Just days after the shooting, the roommate was able to point the shooter out in a surveillance video.

That video shows the same group of men walking down Killam Avenue and 41st Street. Then you see the group running down 45th Street after the shooting.

Police say investigators talked to Carmichael’s roommate and several other witnesses.

At this point, no arrests have been made and the men seen in the videos are not considered suspects.

Carmichael believes police are working hard to find the shooter but she says she’s frustrated with the lack of information from investigators.

Police say they hope to find answers to her questions by tracking down the men.ODU

Anyone who may know the people in this picture, or who may have information about this crime, are encouraged to call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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