Hampton man shot in armed robbery; suspect wanted on multiple charges

Paris J. Cooper, who was wanted in connection to two shootings, has been arrested. (Photo: Hampton Police Division)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 20-year-old man is being sought by Hampton police for a shooting during an armed robbery that sent one person to the hospital.

Officers were called to the first block of Derby Drive around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, according to police.

A 21-year-old man was found suffering from a single gunshot wound, and was taken to a hospital with injuries classified as non life-threatening.

Police say two suspects, one of whom knew the victim, went to the victim’s house and demanded his property at gunpoint. The 21-year-old was shot after a physical altercation broke out inside the home.

Both suspects ran from the scene before police arrived.

One of the suspects, 20-year-old Paris Javon Cooper is wanted on three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of robbery, one count of maiming and one count of abduction.

Police haven’t said if the second suspect in this case has been identified.

Call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP if you know anything about this shooting or the Cooper.