Teenage boys wanted on felony charges taken into custody after barricade situation in Suffolk shed


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two teenage boys were taken into custody Monday evening after a barricade situation in a shed in Suffolk.

It was in the area of N. 5th Street and Railroad Avenue, in the Lloyd Place neighborhood of Suffolk.

The incident unfolded around 1:45 p.m. The teenagers were taken into custody and the scene was secured as of 5:30 p.m.

Suffolk police and the SWAT team were working to locate the two teens, who were wanted on multiple felony charges, when they barricaded themselves in the shed. Police said they were presumed to be armed.

Residents in the immediate area were advised to shelter in place until the teenagers were taken into custody.

There were no injuries reported from the incident, and police say they recovered a stolen firearm and ammunition.

Officials said there would be an ongoing police presence in the area as they investigated.

Detention orders were obtained and the boys were taken to police headquarters for further questioning. Afterward, police said they would be taken to Chesapeake Juvenile Services.

On Tuesday, police said the 17-year-old involved in Monday’s incident has been charged with attempted aggravated malicious wounding, juvenile in possession of firearm, discharge firearm in a public place, shooting in commission of a felony and reckless handling of a firearm in connection to incidents on Sept. 30. The same teen has also been charged with brandishing a firearm and possession of a firearm by a juvenile in connection to incidents in Suffolk on June 19.

The other teen was a 15-year-old, police said, additional charges are expected for both.

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