NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News police arrested a robbery suspect following a standoff in the Lees Mill area of the city.

Officers tried to stop someone wanted for a robbery at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, in the 300 block of Charles Street.

The suspect, 29-year-old Antone Lamont Shields, got out of the car and ran away on foot while shooting at officers, police said.

No injuries were reported, but the situation turned into a standoff.

Police released an update at 10:13 p.m. that Shields was taken into custody.

Shields is currently charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Abduction
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pendig.