UPDATE: Arrest made in robbery, shooting of NSU student

Posted at 6:13 AM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 11:22:49-04

Norfolk, Va. - Norfolk Police have arrested a 19-year-old and charged him in the shooting and robbery of a Norfolk State University student.

The student was shot early Monday morning near the school's campus, police tell NewsChannel 3.

Police were called to the parking lot of 7-Eleven at Park Avenue and Brambleton Avenue around 3:15 a.m.

Units arrived on scene and found the victim, a Norfolk State University student, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with what appears to be a non life-threatening injury.

Police were told that the victim and another NSU student were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 7-Eleven, when two black male suspects approached their car and displayed a gun. The suspects took personal property and money from the victims, then shot the first victim and assaulted the second man before fleeing from the area.

The second victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics.

The victims are both freshmen, according to Norfolk State University officials.

Brian M. Winston

Brian M. Winston

Detectives have arrested 19-year-old Brian M. Winston of the 200 block of East Virginia Beach Blvd, and have charged him with 2 counts each of Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Malicious Wounding.

A second robbery involving a NSU student was also reported early Monday morning. Detectives believe this may be connected to the robbery and shooting that occurred earlier, though no charges have been filed at this time.

Around 3:50 a.m.,  police were called to the 2600 block of Corprew Avenue. Police were notified that a female NSU student was robbed by a black male armed with a gun. The suspect took personal property from the woman before fleeing in a silver 4-door vehicle driven by another black male.

A campus announcement was sent to faculty, staff, and students to inform them about the incidents. "The campus is safe and is operating as normal," officials told NewsChannel 3 in a news release. Norfolk State University Police are assisting the Norfolk Police Department in the investigation.

The following message was sent to faculty, staff, and students of Norfolk State University:

Off-Campus Incident

An NSU student was wounded in an off-campus incident. The student’s wounds are not life threatening. The incident occurred off campus and the campus is safe. The Norfolk Police Department is investigating the incident and the Norfolk State University Police Department is assisting.

Anyone who may have information about these incidents is encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Any information that leads to an arrest can earn a reward of up to $1,000.