Location of Home Invasion Robbery
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- A 20 year-old man was shot and a 16 year-old male teen was hit over the head with a chair during a home invasion robbery in a coplex called Lafayette Village Apartments, off of Longhill Rd. north of Colonial Williamsburg.
According to a news release from James City County Police, the robbery took place at around 9 p.m. Saturday night in an apartment in a complex called in the 100 block of Lafayette Blvd, Five individuals ranging in age from 16 to 22-years-old lived in the apartment, as well two small children.
Police say that four black male suspects wearing bandanas over their faces, and armed with shotguns and handguns, forced their way into the apartment and threatened the occupants looking for money. There was a struggle and the occupants were assaulted. The 20-year-old man was shot in the neck and upper arm and the 16-year-old was hit over the head with a chair. The shooting victim was conscious and was subsequently flown by helicopter to MCV Hospital in Richmond for surgery.
The suspects fled. A witness reported seeing the suspects in a gold-colored Ford Taurus.
About an hour and a half later, James City Co. Police spotted the suspect vehicle in the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail - a looped street that runs through another apartment complex several miles away from the location of the robbery. The vehicle was stopped by police in the parking lot of 7-Eleven a few hundred feet away on Pocahontas Trail. Two of the suspects were in the car and 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.