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Police: 17-year-old arrested after firing at Richmond officers

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 12:07:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. – A 17-year-old has been arrested after police said he fired at two Richmond Police officers who were driving through Mosby Court. Police said the shooting occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, February 8.

Police said two Richmond officers reported to dispatch that they had been fired upon in the area of Spotsylvania and Accommodation Streets.

The officers were not injured.

Responding officers established a perimeter and quickly arrested the 17-year-old accused gunman.

Police said the officers’ vehicle was not struck during the shooting and a small caliber shell casing was recovered at the scene, but the firearm has not yet been located.

The teen’s name has not been released because he is a juvenile. He has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a juvenile, shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call RPD Detective S. Odic at (804) 229-8175 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com [7801000.com] or the P3 smartphone app. The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.