Two suspects arrested in deadly attack of Va. college student

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Christopher Chase Johnson, 20. David Grimm Jr.'s photo was not released.

NORFOLK, Va. — Police have arrested two men in connection with Sunday’s death of Paul Johnson, a student at Old Dominion University.

Johnson, 20, died Sunday after he was struck in the head while walking near campus. He was pronounced dead at the hospital about around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

David Grimm Jr., of Triangle, Va., was arrested by deputies in Prince William County in connection with Johnson’s death. Grimm faces second degree murder charges. His photo has not been released.

Christopher Chase Johnson, 20, of Woodbridge turned himself in to Norfolk Police. He is wanted for misdemeanor assault.

Old Dominion University President John Broderick sent an email to the campus community Sunday:

“We are all outraged by this senseless tragedy and I know you join me in sending your heartfelt condolences to Paul’s family and friends…,” Broderick wrote. ”Earlier today, I and members of the university administration met with the Norfolk City Manager and Chief of Police, who promised to devote additional police resources to this investigation and to engage in further dialogue with the university community about safety issues and concerns.”

Read more: WTVR

2 comments

  • chucky1992

    Christopher Johnson has “crazy eyes”. I wonder if this was related to “the punching game”, not my choice for a name though, it should not be called a “game”.

  • FaithC

    So sorry to read this.
    Struck in the head with what? A fist, a pipe, a tree branch, a rock…what? If it was something brought with them should this not be 1st degree murder. Some more facts would be nice.

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