5/19 UPDATE: Police released two surveillance camera photos of the suspect in this case. He's between 5’ 7” – 5’10” tall, in his late teens to early twenties.
NORFOLK -- The owner of Norfolk Chop House said a valet from the restaurant is doing well after someone shot him in the parking lot of the business Saturday night.
Greg Anderson says the valet went inside the restaurant, located at 2314 Colonial Avenue, to use the bathroom about 9:30 p.m. When the valet returned, he saw a man inside a car parked in front of the building. A customer parked the car, but had not locked it.
Anderson said the valet approached the man who pulled out a gun. When the valet saw the gun, he turned and tried to run. That's when Anderson said the employee was shot in the back.
Officer Daniel Hudson told 13News Now when officers got to the restaurant Saturday night, they found the victim conscious and alert in the parking lot. Hudson said he told police someone shot him during a robbery attempt.
Anderson provided detectives with surveillance video from outside the restaurant. He said the valet, who is Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is receiving a lot of attention from his mother and his girlfriend. Anderson expected him to be discharged this week.