Police: Suspect shot after breaking into Hampton home

Injuries were reported in a shooting Aug. 14, 2017, in a Hampton neighborhood. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Credit: WAVY/LaVoy Harrell.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A suspect was shot after breaking into a house early Monday morning in Hampton, according to police.

Officers were called to a house on Kilverstone Way around 4:30 a.m. for a report robbery and shooting.

Police say the burglary suspect, 22-year-old Devontae Marquez Thomas, of Newport News, was shot once and taken to a local hospital with an injury described as not life-threatening.

An investigation found the man broke into the home Monday morning, and began rummaging around. Police say the homeowner, who was armed, was awoken by an alarm.

The suspect was shot after charging at the homeowner, police say.

“It just doesn’t give you a real warm fuzzy feeling knowing that something happened that close to home,” said neighbor Carol Floyd.

She said she’s considering taking extra precautions.

“Actually thinking about getting a gun myself because if something happened, absolutely, you know, you should be able to defend yourself,” she said.

No charges are being sought against the homeowner.

Police have warrants on file for Thomas for burglary, one count of grand larceny, and one count of tampering with an auto in connection to this incident. Thomas has also been charged with two additional counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, one count of petite larceny, one count of tampering with an auto and one count of possession of a controlled substance in connection with two additional burglaries that happened Monday.

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