Arraignment for officer-involved shooting suspect delayed

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 14:33:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. – The arraignment has been postponed  for the suspect in last week’s officer-involved shooting that left a Richmond police officer and the suspect hospitalized.

That’s because suspect Tamar Harris remains hospitalized and a court document revealed that he is slipping in and out of consciousness, according to a nurse.

Police are still investigating the crime scene on Old Denny Street in Richmond’s Fulton neighborhood after Harris allegedly opened fire on veteran officer.

In fact, a search warrant stated that detectives went to Harris' home looking for any weapons or documents related to gun purchases.

Officer William Turner

Officer William Turner

Even though police did not remove any items, the warrant was issued in relation to attempted capital murder.

While Harris has not been officially charged with that count, Richmond police said that more charges are possible.

Meanwhile, prayers and thoughts of healing from complete strangers continue to roll in for RPD Officer William Turner, the 30-year veteran police said was shot by Harris.

Both Turner and Harris remain at VCU Medical Center. Their conditions have not changed, according to a VCU Medical Center spokesperson.