Police investigate officer-involved shooting

Published 11:19 pm Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Suffolk Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday night.

According to a city press release, Emergency Communications was contacted at 7:53 p.m. about an armed domestic abduction of an adult female. Upon receiving information about the vehicle the woman owned, an officer located it, unoccupied, in a shopping center parking lot in the 500 block of East Constance Road.

Shortly thereafter, the subject and victim arrived on scene in another vehicle.

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“The officer had contact with the subject and a physical altercation ensued,” the press release stated, “during which time the subject was able to disarm the officer from his taser.”

The subject then discharged the taser at the officer, striking him several times. The officer returned fire with his service weapon, striking the subject.

The officer then rendered first aid until the arrival of Suffolk Fire & Rescue, who transported the man to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Separate Internal Affairs and criminal investigations are under way. The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of both investigations.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.