Man seriously injured in Hampton shooting; Suspect sentenced

Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2019-05-31 11:41:26-04

Omar Shariff Evans

HAMPTON, Va. – Officers with the Hampton Police Division are investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Kecoughtan Road that left a man critically injured in February of 2018.

Dispatchers received the call around 6:35 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Authorities say the man was taken to a local hospital with what is considered to be a life-threatening injury.

Police later arrested 43-year-old Omar Shariff Evans in connection with the shooting.

Evans was charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

In May of 2018 Evans was sentenced to nine years behind bars and 15 years supervised probation for this charges.

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