Newport News business owner arrested

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 5:49 AM

NEWPORT NEWS -- A business owner in Newport News is charged with shooting at man who he says stole items from his store.  

Police say Spencer Torrey Hill was going into his store, Cash Money Pawn on Warwick Blvd., around 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 28.   A man leaving the shop and slammed the door on Hill's arm and wouldn't stop when Hill told him to stop, according to police. So, Hill ran after him and fired two shots at the man, who was now in a car.

The man drove off and wasn't hit, police stress.

"Mr. Hill advised police the man had taken a plastic bag containing valuables in access of $2,000.00," said spokesman Harold Eley.

The suspect was driving a tan or beige Chevrolet Malibu.

Hill, 44, who lives in Chesapeake, has been charged with discharging a firearm in a public place and reckless handling of a firearm.

Anyone with information about the case can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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