Richmond Police shoot suspect after pursuit, crash

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond police fired at a suspect who crashed their vehicle during a high speed chase after the suspect got out of the car and pointed a gun at officers. According to the Richmond Police Department, at approximately 5:05 p.m. today, two officers attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of N. 20th Street and Fairmount Avenue.

The vehicle failed to stop and was pursued to the 1300 block of Coalter Street where the vehicle crashed. The suspect and sole occupant of the vehicle exited the car with a firearm, attempted to flee and pointed a firearm at one of the officers. The officer fired his service weapon, striking the suspect. Responding officers called for EMS and began rendering medical assistance. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene. The incident is currently being investigated by the Officer Involved Investigation Team.  The Chief of Police, Command Staff, First Precinct leadership, Major Crimes Division detectives, and forensics all responded to the scene. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Det. B. Thompson at 804-646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.