Carjacking, shooting under investigation in Newport News

Posted at 11:06 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 13:19:24-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a carjacking and shooting that occurred late Monday night in the area of 27th Street and Roanoke Avenue.

Police were called to the area around 11:15 p.m. and found a 40-year-old man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right ankle.

The victim told police that he was at his friend's house in the 1000 block of 27th Street when he left and went to a nearby store. When he returned, he was approached by an unknown black male as he was exiting his vehicle. The man ordered the victim to the ground at gunpoint and searched his pockets.

The man took the victim's wallet, car keys, two cell phones, and an undisclosed amount of cash. Then the suspect fired one shot at the victim, hitting him in his right ankle.

After the shooting, the suspect got into the victim's gold 2001 Pontiac Grand Am and drove away.

A short time later, the vehicle was recovered in the area of 36th Street and Chestnut Avenue.

The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5'8" - 5'10", thin build, and a light complexion.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.