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Richmond Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Police Say Suspect Shot First After Chase

January 21, 2019 - 10:20 am

Richmond, Va. ( -- Richmond Police say a suspect has life-threatening injuries, after being shot in an officer-involved shooting last night on Saint James Street.  Police say the intial call, at 11:32pm, was for an issue on North 1st. St.  

A second call was received, according to police, approximately six minutes later for a man allegedly attempting to kick a door in. 

Officers arrived and spotted the man.  Police say the suspect fled and a brief foot pursuit ensued. 

Police believe the suspect fired at the officer and the officer returned fire, striking the man.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave.