Hampton Police arrest suspect after person injured in shooting

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 11:55:09-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division have arrested a suspect after someone was shot in the 2700 block of North Armistead Avenue on July  26.

According to police, at approximately 12:30 p.m., dispatch received a call for a shooting. One male victim was taken to a local hospital by the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, where he received treatment for a non-life threatening injury.

Preliminary investigations show that the victim and the suspect, 32-year-old Herbert Junious Butler, Jr., were involved in a verbal altercation when Butler shot the victim, striking him once.

Police were searching for Butler and on August 21, he was arrested without incident in Newport News.

Butler has been charged with two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, one count of Maiming, one count of Robbery, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and one count of Concealed Firearm. He remains in custody at the Hampton City Jail.