Man shot during home invasion; suspect in custody

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police have a man in custody for a burglary that ended with two people shot.

Officers were called to a home in the 7900 block of Victory Drive in Wards Corner around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. They arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

WAVY Photo/LaVoy Harrell
WAVY Photo/LaVoy Harrell

Both men were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and are both expected to fully recover from their injuries.

Detectives have determined that 22-year-old Robert Hicks forced his way into the home, then exchanged gunfire with a 23-year-old man inside. Both men were shot.

Hicks is charged with armed burglary, according to Norfolk Police.

A witness at the scene told 10 On Your Side, “I was sleeping and about an hour ago, and we heard, pop, pop gunshots. My son immediately came to the room,  woke me up … I look out my window, and I see them (police) out there with their guns drawn.”

This witness, who did not want to be identified, said she heard police tell a man to “get on the ground” at least 10 times.

She said she feared there was going to be a standoff between that man and officers.



Detectives continue to investigate the home invasion. If you have any information that could help them, call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.