Officers shot responding to 'emotionally disturbed person'

Posted at 7:49 PM, Oct 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-26 10:27:49-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Two Chesterfield County police officers were injured in a shooting on Tuesday night while responding to a report of an "emotionally disturbed person" in the Broadwater Community.

Information suggested that the suspect, who was also shot and is now in custody, attacked one officer while the officer's partner was upstairs interviewing family members.

The officer who was reportedly attacked was shot once in the chest, but his bullet-resistant vest stopped the bullet from entering his body. The second officer ran downstairs and was shot by the suspect in the upper leg.

All involved in the incident were brought to the hospital and are expected to survive their injuries.

"We are grateful for your prayers and support and I want you to know we are going to do our best to keep you all informed as our investigation develops. I also want to take a moment to acknowledge the responding staff, officers and their families back home. This is a scary time but we will get through this together and we will ensure sufficient support is made available to all impacted," Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffrey Katz said in a statement.

Lisa Tiller, who lives in the area, said she was blindsided by the chaos in her neighborhood on Tuesday night.

"Turning in, all you see is this whole line of cops. They actually stop you at the front and tell you that you either have to park at the very beginning or down the street," Tiller said. "It is a little scary because everyone out here has children."

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

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