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Vigil planned for RPD officer involved in East End shooting

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Posted at 10:16 PM, Jan 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-03 23:28:55-05

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond United for Law Enforcement will hold a vigil on Sunday at the VCU Medical Center for Richmond Police Master Patrol Officer William Turner at 3 p.m. Turner, a 30-year veteran of the force, was shot during an officer-involved shooting in city’s East End on Friday.

Organizers are asking active law enforcement officers to wear their uniforms to the event and to bring a blue candle. The event’s aim is to show that the “Richmond Police Department and community are united and support Turner.” The general public is also encouraged to attend the event.

Although Turner remains in critical condition at the VCU Medical Center, his injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Twenty-year-old Tamar X. Harris, of the 800 block of Old Denny Street, is in police custody and warrants have been obtained but have not yet been served due to his medical condition. The warrants are for aggravated assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Harris is in stable condition at the VCU Medical Center.