Man shot outside Hampton business after argument; suspect arrested

Posted at 10:31 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 14:16:22-05

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division arrested a suspect after a 51-year-old man was injured in a shooting early Friday morning.

According to police, the call for the shooting came in at 12:05 a.m. When officers arrived in the first block of East Queen’s Way, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Anthony Hunter

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, patrons were arguing inside a business and were asked to leave. After exiting the establishment, two suspects discharged firearms at the business, striking the victim who was standing outside.

The first suspect is described as a black male with shoulder-length braided hair and a short beard, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second suspect is described as a black male wearing a red jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath, red pants and a black beanie-style hat.

On January 22, police arrested 26-year-old Newport News man Anthony Hunter in connection with the shooting. He was charged with one count of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of shooting in public and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is currently being held at the Hampton City Jail.

Police still need the public’s help in identifying another individual. Police say they need to speak with him regarding the shooting.

If you or someone you know has information in this case, call the Crime Line.