Chesterfield Police shoot woman who nearly hit them with car

Posted at 3:53 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 16:44:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. --  A woman and two police officers were taken to the hospital following a Thursday night shooting in Chesterfield County. The incident was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday outside the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel at 2401 W. Hundred Road, near Interstate 95.

"Police were conducting a foot patrol when they attempted to investigate suspicious activity they had observed," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "A female connected with that suspicious activity attempted to leave in a vehicle, nearly striking the officers. Officers discharged their firearms, striking the female driver."

Shooting outside Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.

Shooting outside Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.

The officers provided first aid until EMS arrived, the spokesperson added.

"The female was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," the spokesperson said.

The officers involved were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.

A father, who temporarily lives at the hotel with his family, said he heard four to five gunshots before watching the situation unfold outside of his window.

"We saw a car swerve towards the cops and turn back outwards and the cops followed behind her," said the man who didn't want to be identified. "All of a sudden the door swung open and she barrel-rolled right out of there. She almost got ran over by her own car."

The witness stated he watch the woman writhe on the pavement prior to being placed in handcuffs.

"She seemed like someone that definitely was not in their right mind," he explained.

An manager at the hotel said detectives gathered surveillance video from the hotel's numerous cameras. They declined to comment about the incident.

Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffrey Katz

Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffrey Katz

Col. Jeffrey Katz was thankful that everyone involved in the shooting are expected survive.

"We just thank God everybody is okay and we’ll identify what happened in the days and weeks to come," Katz said.

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Witnesses can call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

BONUS: Click here for a list of calls for service to the 100 block of W. Hundred Road for 2018. 

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