Woman shot during confrontation on Triple Crown Crown Court in Hampton, man arrested


Benjamin J. Roberson Jr. (Photo provided by Hampton Police)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was shot by an acquaintance during a confrontation on Triple Crown Court in Hampton last Friday, police said.

Hampton Police responded to a report of a shooting in the first block of Triple Crown Court around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived and found a woman who had been shot. She was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

Based on the initial investigation, police believe the woman was shot by a male acquaintance during a confrontation at an apartment complex.

Investigators said they identified all the people involved in the shooting as of last Friday, and announced a man had been charged on Monday. Benjamin J. Roberson Jr. is charged with one count of malicious wounding, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony and one count of discharge of a firearm in occupied dwelling.

The motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation. Roberson is in custody at the Hampton City Jail.

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