Teen accused of shooting 7-Eleven clerk in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 17-year-old is accused of shooting a 7-Eleven clerk during an attempted robbery in Norfolk overnight.

Police spokesman Daniel Hudson says the suspect, armed with a gun, went into the 7-Eleven at 38th Street and Colley Avenue just after 3 a.m. He reportedly walked up to the counter and demanded money from a clerk.

Hudson says he shot the clerk during the attempted robbery.

The employee, a 29-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with an injury that appeared to be not life-threatening.

Police confirmed Tuesday evening that officers arrested a 17-year-old in connection with this crime. He has been charged with attempted robbery, wearing a mask, aggravated malicious wounding, and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Police say they will not be releasing the suspect’s name since he is a juvenile.

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