Police: Man impersonated officer before Henrico assault
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — An Ashland man has been charged following an assault on Williamsburg Road in Henrico County.
“The victim reported someone knocked on the door [along the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road] and identified himself as the police,” a Henrico Police spokesman said of the March 13 incident. “When the door was opened, the suspect entered the room and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the victim was struck with a handgun. After a struggle, the suspect fled.”
The victim was later treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The investigation led police to Daniel Lee Gayle.
Gayle, 34, was charged with burglary, abduction, impersonating a police officer, assault, brandishing a firearm, and use of a firearm during in commission of a felony.
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