Detectives recover handgun at officer-involved shooting scene

Posted at 11:07 PM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 13:02:53-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police are investigating a shooting that involved an on-duty Richmond Police officer Saturday night.

The Richmond Police officer attempted to stop a driver near the area of Darbytown Road and Blue Ridge Avenue in Richmond around 10 p.m., according to investigators.

The driver eventually stopped in the 1500 block of Edgelawn Circle, just across the county line in Henrico, according to Lt. C. L. Garrett with Henrico Police.

Once the car stopped, police said, the adult male driver got out of the vehicle and ran. The Richmond officer ran after the suspect and caught up with him on the same block.

An altercation ensured, according to Henrico Police. During the altercation, the Richmond Police Officer shot and wounded the suspect.

Paramedics took the man an area hospital where he remained at last check Sunday evening.

Garrett said detectives recovered a handgun at the scene.

People living nearby said the incident was very unsettling.

“What if he would've ran in somebody’s apartment who didn’t have their door locked?” a neighbor said. “People don’t realize that what you do not only affects you, it affects the people around you.”

No Richmond police officers were injured and no Henrico officers were on the scene during the shooting, Garrett said.

Richmond Police officials said the officer who shot the suspect is on administrative leave as is procedure in these cases.

Police said the incident remains under investigation.

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