By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
11:53 a.m. | July 24, 2017
DINWIDDIE – Virginia State Police continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that involved a state trooper over the weekend.
According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Stephan Vick, just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday, troopers responded to assist the Dinwiddie Sherriff’s Office with a call of a suicidal subject at a residence in the 10000 block of Scotts Road in the County.
When troopers and deputies arrived on scene, they found a 39-year-old female in the back yard with a weapon in her hand.
Vick reported that the female ignored commands to drop the weapon and pointed it at the trooper and deputies, at which time the trooper fired their weapon and struck the female subject. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene after the shooting.
The female was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg to receive treatment for serious injuries before being transferred to VCU Medical Center in Richmond where she currently remains as of the time of this report.
Neither the trooper nor the deputies were injured in the incident, Vick confirmed.
While Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations Richmond Field Office conducts their investigation into the shooting, the trooper involved has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with Virginia State Police policy.
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