RICHMOND – The Virginia State Police and City of Richmond Police are actively searching for a male subject who shot a Virginia State Police Special Agent Friday evening (May 26) in the City of Richmond. The suspect is described as a black male of medium build approximately 5’8 to 5’10 in height. He has close-cropped hair and was wearing a red, possibly plaid, button-up shirt with ¾ inch sleeves and khaki cargo shorts or pants.
At 7:25 p.m. Friday (May 26), a Richmond Police Officer and the State Police Special Agent observed a car pull up to the curb and park the wrong way in the 1900 block of Redd Street. The Richmond Police Officer was in uniform and driving a marked Richmond Police SUV. The Richmond Police Officer and Special Agent walked up to the car and struck up a conversation with the driver as part of a consensual encounter. During the course of the encounter, the Special Agent was shot by the passenger in the car, who fled on foot.
The Special Agent was transported to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, and is still being treated for life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and was detained by Richmond Police.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be called in to the Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or to Richmond Police by calling 911.
Assisting the Virginia State Police and Richmond Police with the ongoing search are the Henrico County Police, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, US Marshals Service, and ATF.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.