N E W S R E L E A S E
Jan. 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stephen A. Rubino, Major
20-year-old man shot in JCC home invasion robbery update
At 9 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 4, James City County Police responded to the 100 block of Lafayette Boulevard in reference to a home invasion robbery and shooting. Preliminary investigation revealed that four black male suspects wearing bandanas over their faces armed with shotguns and handguns forced their way into an apartment at the Lafayette Village Apartments. The apartment was occupied by five individuals ranging in age from 16- to 22-years-old and two small children. The suspects threatened the occupants looking for money. There was a struggle and the occupants were assaulted. A 16-year-old male was hit over the head with a chair and a 20-year-old JCC man was shot in the neck and upper arm. A witness reported seeing the suspects in a gold-colored Ford Taurus.
About an hour and a half later, JCC Police located the suspect vehicle in the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail. The vehicle was stopped by police in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven Grove on Pocahontas Trail and two suspects were taken into custody. Two additional suspects were located a short time later on foot in the area of Algonquin Trail and taken into custody.
The four suspects have been identified as 1) Christopher Allen Williams, Jr., 21, of Williamsburg, 2) Devonte J. Hayes, 21, of Williamsburg, 3) D’Andre Andrews Hardy, 21, of Williamsburg, and 4) Marklin Antonio Mitchell, Jr., 21, of White Plains, NY. All four were charged with robbery and attempted murder and are being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond. The case remains under investigation.
The shooting victim was conscious and flown by helicopter to MCV Hospital in Richmond for surgery and is expected to recover from his injuries.