Police: Officer fires weapon during chase in Richmond

Posted at 10:43 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 12:37:51-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond Police officer fired their gun during a foot chase on Creighton Road Tuesday night, according to Richmond Police.

"At approximately 8:58 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Creighton Road in the Creighton neighborhood for the report of shots fired," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "As officers approached, an officer observed an individual, an adult male, who was in possession of a firearm. That male fled on foot from the officer and did not comply with numerous commands from the officer to drop the firearm. The male brandished the firearm and the officer fired a single shot from his service weapon. There were no injuries. The male was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered."

Ireq White, whose age was not released, was charged with trespassing and brandishing a firearm. Both charges are misdemeanors, according to police.

"The officer who fired his service weapon has been placed on administrative assignment as the Department investigates this incident," the email continued.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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