HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Police have arrested the second suspect, 21-year-old Tacarie Javar Veney. Veney faces multiple charges, including; abduction, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary while armed, discharging a firearm within an occupied building, wearing a mask in public and four counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
He currently remains in custody at the Hampton City Jail.
From January 26, 2016:
Hampton police say an employee shot two suspects as they attempted to rob a store, killing one and wounding the other.
Police got a call to Gift Card ATM store on West Mercury Boulevard near Salem Street at 6:21 p.m. Friday, according to Sergeant Matt Bond.
Officers found Timothy Johnson, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead on the scene.
Less than a mile away on Seldendale Drive, police found Veney suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics took him to the hospital for treatment.
Investigators say Johnson and Veney went into the store to rob it, but a store employee who was legally carrying a gun shot them both.
The store employee was not hurt and is not facing any charges.
No one else was in the business at the time.