Three Hampton schools temporarily locked down due to police search for wanted person

Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 14:16:45-04

Hampton, Va. - Three Hampton schools were temporarily placed on lockdown while police searched for a wanted person on Wednesday, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At 9:34 a.m., Hampton police received a call in reference to a possible wanted person in the area. Officers responded to the 3000 block of Shell Road. Their investigation led them to the 800 block of Judy Court.

Police say a canine charged at an officer at which time the officer discharged his firearm. Neither the officer nor the canine was injured in the incident, according to officials. The incident took place outside of a home in the 800 block of Judy Court.

Three schools were temporarily placed on lockdown: Bassette Elementary, Armstrong Elementary, and Andrews Elementary. All lockdowns have been lifted.

The wanted person, Paris Small, was not located. Small is wanted for a homicide that occurred on March 11, 2015 in the 300 block of Brightwood Avenue.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Crime Line by texting "HAMPTONPDTIPS plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES).

Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.