Police identify suspect who shot at 7-Eleven clerk in Newport News

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 17:10:05-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department has identified one of the suspects who shot at a 7-Eleven clerk last month.

Police say 41-year-old Rondale Claud currently has active warrants for Assault, Brandishing a Firearm, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Shooting a Firearm in a Public Place, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Petit Larceny in reference to this incident.

Rondale Claud

At 2:10 a.m. on June 26, police responded to the area of 25th Street and Jefferson Avenue in reference to gunshots heard. They checked the 7-Eleven at 26th Street and Jefferson Avenue and spoke to the clerk, a 32-year-old Newport News woman, who told them a group of men shot at her.

The victim said she was talking to customers outside when four unknown black men walked up to them from one of the gas pumps. She said the men walked by and started saying things to her; however, she wasn’t able to make out exactly what they said.

After the men bought some things from the store, the victim said they began saying things to her again. She said after she told them to leave, they walked back to their vehicle at the gas pump. As they began driving away, one of the men pointed a gun at her and fired several shots into the air before heading northbound on Jefferson Avenue.

The victim said the men were driving a blue Ford SUV. No one was injured during this incident.

Anyone who knows of Claud’s whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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Woman working at Newport News 7-Eleven says group of men shot at her