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Bullet grazes Virginia State Trooper working in Petersburg

Posted at 7:58 AM, Nov 03, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- Petersburg and Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting where a Virginia State Trooper was grazed by a bullet.

"At approximately 10:48 p.m., an unmarked Virginia State Police vehicle was briefly stopped on Whitehill Dr. when a white SUV pulled up and its driver began shooting at the state police vehicle. Several shots were fired at the special agent's car. At least one bullet shattered the rear window and grazed the special agent, while he was seated in the driver's seat," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The special agent was in Petersburg for an ongoing criminal investigation. No shots were fired by law enforcement at the scene. There were no other reported injuries."

Virginia State Police Investigating Shooting in the City of Petersburg

The state police special agent has been treated and released from the hospital.

Anyone with information about the white SUV and/or shooting, was encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 804-750-8458.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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