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Henrico woman’s words recalled in Henrico Police shooting trial

Posted at 1:13 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 23:55:54-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The woman shot by a Henrico Police officer said her boyfriend tried to run over the officer.

That is what a nurse at VCU Medical Center testified to during day three of Officer Joel Greenway's trial.

The VCU nurse who treated shooting victim Kimberly McNeil the night in question said she heard McNeil tell her daughter that her boyfriend Robert Davis had tried to run over a police officer.

A second witness, a Henrico County Police, said he heard McNeil tell Davis in the hospital that she told him there was a police officer approaching the car.

Davis had previously testified he did not know who had told him to "put up your hands" while he sat in the driver's seat of a car parked at the Exxon station on Nine Mile Road and Gordons Lane in eastern Henrico.

Davis said he drove off because he was scared he was about to be car jacked.

Greenway fired seven shots into the car. Four shots struck McNeil, injuring her neck and hands.

Greenway was charged with malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the December 2015 shooting.

Before the Commonwealth rested its case Wednesday,  two experts testified about chemicals and fingerprints found on and in the car.

Those experts said they did not find evidence that the car actually struck Officer Greenway, but added that that did not mean it did not happen.

Greenway's lawyers presented evidence to make the case that the officer did not act “maliciously” or “with intent.”

They are trying to prove Greenway did not break the law when he fired those shots.

Both McNeil and Davis admitted under oath that they used drugs -- like heroin and cocaine -- the day in question.

The trial is expected to last all week.