Gang member wanted on gun charges in Hampton Roads arrested in Norfolk

Posted at 11:50 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 21:21:03-04

NORFOLK, Va. – An "armed and dangerous" gang member wanted on firearms charges related to several incidents around Hampton Roads over the past two weeks has been arrested in Norfolk, U.S. Marshals say.

Through a joint effort between the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Norfolk Police Department's Special Operations Team, 20-year-old Akail Allen was taken into custody without incident on the morning of April 28. Allen is known by the aliases of “Tinkman,” “Tink" or “Slick," and officials said he usually drives stolen vehicles and carry a firearm.

Authorities arrested Allen at a residence in the 2700 block of Stanhope Avenue.

Allen was arrested on the following outstanding felony arrest warrants:

Norfolk Police Department – Issued April 13

  • Malicious Wounding
  • Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of Firearm by Violent Convicted Felon

Newport News Police Department – Issued April 21

  • Robbery
  • Abduction
  • Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

He will be held at the Norfolk City Jail.

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