By Eric Gillard
NEWPORT NEWS - One suspect in a Friday armed robbery has been arrested while the other one is still being sought.
The first suspect, Barry Hooker, 26, of Chestnut Avenue, is facing two counts of attempted robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and wearing a mask in public, said Newport News
Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson. Hooker also had two outstanding warrants for assault and battery at the time of the robbery, she said.
The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, 5 feet 10, 160 pounds with a goatee.
According to McPherson, the two men entered White's Grocery on Chestnut Avenue Friday night. One of the men pulled out a shotgun on the store owner and a male employee while Hooker went around the counter. The store owner grabbed his gun and shot Hooker while the second suspect fled the scene, she said.
Hooker was transported to a hospital for his wounds and is currently in ICU.
The store owner and the employee were not injured, she said.
If you have any information on the second suspect, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887).