Police investigate after Suffolk man robbed and shot

Posted at 10:04 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 16:30:02-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - The Suffolk Police Department needs the public's help after a man was robbed and shot Sunday around 9 p.m. in the area of East Washington Street and North 8th Street.

According to officials with the department, the shooting and robbery happened while the man was walking with a woman. Police added that she was not injured in the shooting.

The Suffolk man was airlifted to a hospital in the area by Nightingale with non-life threatening injuries after he received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel.

Witnesses told a News 3 reporter on scene they say the man had an injury to his lower back/buttocks area. They said he was conscious and talking to police before being taken from the scene.

According to a 911 call, the victim is 55 years old. Witnesses said he does not live on their street.

A section of N 8th Street was blocked off as police investigated. They are still looking for the shooter.

There are no additional details available for release at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.