Thursday, May 11, 2006

Norfolk, Virginia

From Norfolk’s of May 11, 2006
Newspaper carrier shoots, wounds youth trying to rob him

A Virginian-Pilot carrier who was delivering newspapers early today shot and wounded one of two youths who tried to rob him, police said.

Police planned to charge the youths, who were in custody. Their ages and identities were not released. The injured youth was hospitalized under guard, according to Cpl. Ollan Burruss, police spokesman. His wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Police said the shooting happened around 2:52 a.m. in the vicinity of the 3500 block of Chesapeake Blvd. The carrier, who is an independent contractor and not an employee of the newspaper, had just started his route when he encountered the two youths.

The carrier is not facing charges, Burruss said.

“They were trying to rob him and he defended himself,” he said.

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