Richmond Police Officer Fires Weapon During Incident

Happened on Creighton Road Tuesday Night

November 11, 2020 - 9:42 am
Richmond Police have charged a man with trespassing and brandishing a firearm during an incident where a police officer fired his weapon. (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)


(RICHMOND, Va.) - At about 9 Tuesday night, officers responded to the 2000 block of Creighton Road in the Creighton neighborhood for the report of shots fired.

As officers approached, an officer observed an adult male who was in possession of a firearm. That man fled on foot from the officer and did not comply with numerous commands from the officer to drop the firearm. The man still had the firearm when an officer fired a single shot from his service weapon. There were no injuries. The man was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.

Chief Gerald Smith, Command Staff, the Major Crimes division and Internal Affairs responded to the scene. The investigation continues.

The officer who fired his service weapon has been placed on administrative assignment as the Department investigates this incident.

Ireq White has been charged with trespassing and brandishing a firearm.  Both charges are misdemeanors.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.