Police charge suspect shot in attempted robbery in Norfolk


NORFOLK,  Va. (WAVY) — A man who was shot while trying to rob a Metro PCS store in Norfolk earlier this week is now facing more than a dozen charges.

Norfolk Police said in a news release Wednesday that 23-year-old DeAndre Freeman was taken to a hospital following the May 6 incident, but it expected to survive.

A preliminary investigation found a suspect with his face covered walked inside the store on Cromwell Drive armed with a handgun. The suspect was shot by a store employee, police said.

Police said responding officers found Freeman a short distance from the store. Detectives recovered two guns from the scene — one from Freeman and the other from the employee.

Freeman is charged with three counts of attempted robbery, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, seven counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, two counts of abduction, discharging a firearm in an occupied building and wearing a mask in public.

Police said Freeman will be transfered to Norfolk City Jail once he is released from the hospital. Freeman is expected to be held at the jail without bond.

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