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Mob breaks into Va. home with 'guns blazing'

(clockwise) Christopher Allen Williams Jr., D’Andre Andrews Hardy, Devonte J. Hayes, Marklin Antonio Mitchell Jr.
(clockwise) Christopher Allen Williams Jr., D’Andre Andrews Hardy, Devonte J. Hayes, Marklin Antonio Mitchell Jr.booking photos

On Saturday, police in James City County arrested four men after they reportedly kicked-in the front door of a home in the Lafayette Village Apartments on Lafayette Blvd., leaving one resident in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Around 9 p.m., the suspects burst into the apartment brandishing shotguns, demanding money, according to police.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the neck and arm, while a 16-year-old boy was beaten with a chair.

One of the residents, Christopher Adkins, told WAVY:

I looked in the hall and I heard another one...boom. Then I see them come in the door, guns blazing."

The shooting victim was transported by helicopter to MCV Hospital in Richmond, where he underwent surgery. He is expected to recover.

Five people were home at the time of the vicious attack, including two young children, ages 1 and 3.

Two of the suspects were quickly captured at a nearby 7-11 convenience store, and the other two were arrested shortly thereafter.

Christopher Allen Williams, 21, Devonte J. Hayes, 21, D'Andre Andrews Hard, 21, and Marklin Antonio Mitchell Jr., 21, have all been charged with robbery and attempted murder. They are all being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bail.