Man found guilty in VB robbery, fatal shooting

Jordan Jamale Austin was arrested in Chesapeake on November 16, 2012 with the assistance of Chesapeake Police Department's SWAT Team. He had nine outstanding warrants to include robbery and murder. (Photo by Virginia Beach Police Department) Credit: Virginia Beach Police Department

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (WAVY) – A 24-year-old man was found guilty Thursday in connection to a robbery and fatal shooting in September 2011.

According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Jordan Jamale Austin was found guilty of first degree murder, robbery, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of conspiracy and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach said Austin, along with George Gay, robbed a man at gunpoint at the Bridle Creek apartments in Virginia Beach. The victim’s cell phone was taken, as well as his shoes and hat. Austin and Gay then took off, as did the victim.

Austin and Gay later came back to the apartments with three others. The victim had also returned with several people seeking to get his property back. Investigators said the robbery victim and his group got into their cars to leave, but were ambushed by Austin’s group with a barrage of gunfire.

One man was shot and killed, and another shooting victim suffered a permanent injury.

Austin was arrested in November 2011 after a standoff with police in Chesapeake.

Austin is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 10, 2014.

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