Suspect in custody after report of shots fired at NSU residential housing

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 22:34:05-05

NORFOLK, Va. - There was a report of shots fired at Norfolk State University residential housing early Thursday morning, according to an alert sent to students.

The university alert said a suspect was in custody and that the incident happened around 3 a.m. at the Spartan Suites.

NSU Police identified an area inside of the building that was damaged by a firearm.

Spartan Suites and surrounding areas were considered safe and secure when the alert went out.

News 3 spoke to NSU Police later in the morning Thursday, and they said the situation was resolved.

No one was hurt.

Friday night, the university confirmed that NSU Police arrested a 21-year-old Norfolk man in connection with the incident. He has been charged with suspicion of reckless handling of a firearm, shooting into an occupied dwelling and other related charges.

After an investigation, police found the suspect at a home in the 2600 block of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, where they arrested him and recovered a weapon.

He later reportedly made a full confession to police about firing the weapon in the residence hall.

The man is being charged with several other felonies.

NSU President Javaune Adams-Gaston and university officials have offered support to students, including counseling.

The case is still under investigation.

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