Norfolk Police have confirmed that at approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, a call to dispatchers was received for a person with a weapon in the 800 block of W. 43rd Street.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that three men were walking in the area, when a suspect approached and brandished a handgun. The suspect then demanded their property and belongings. The men attempted to fight back and were able to detain the suspect until police were called. Upon police arrival, the suspect was immediately taken into custody and the handgun secured without further incident.
During the course of the altercation, the victims and suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at an area hospital.
Police have charged 21-year-old Kentrail H. May with:
-3 counts attempted robbery
-3 counts use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
-1 count malicious wounding
May is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.