RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond Police officer was shot on West Cary Street, at Meadow Street, during a police pursuit Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred when police were called to the scene for reports of an armed person, Richmond Police spokesperson Gene Lepley said.
Two officers responded within minutes and gave chase to an armed suspect. Gunfire was exchanged during the foot pursuit The officer was shot in the arm and was transported to VCU Medical Center.
The suspect involved in the situation was killed, according to Lepley.
The area behind the DJ Market and Deli was roped off as police processed the scene and investigated. Lepley said that a gun was recovered by investigators did not belong to either officer. Richmond Police asked people to avoid the area.
Several blocks away, at about the same time, a Richmond Police cruiser flipped on Lombardy Avenue. The officer was headed south, across Broad Street, at the time of the crash. The car hit the sidewalk and slid into the Sunoco gas station. This officer was transported to VCU Medical as well. The officer's condition has not yet been released.