Arrests made after death of ODU student, Varina graduate

Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-24 10:25:58-05

NORFOLK, Va. (WTVR) – Police have arrested two men in connection with Sunday’s death of Old Dominion University student and Varina native Paul Johnson.

Johnson, 20, died after he was hit in the head while walking along the 1000 Block of W. 48th Street, according to Norfolk Police.

David Grimm Jr., of Triangle, was arrested by police in Prince William County. Grimm was wanted for 2nd Degree Murder. A booking photo of Grimm has not yet been released.

Christopher Chase Johnson (PHOTO: Norfolk Police)

Christopher Chase Johnson (PHOTO: Norfolk Police)

Christopher Chase Johnson, 20, of Woodbridge turned himself in to Norfolk police. He was wanted for Misdemeanor Assault. Johnson’s booking photo was released by Norfolk Police.

Johnson was struck about 1 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the hospital about 2:26 Sunday afternoon.

ODU 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.”

This is a developing story.